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Autor:  pat
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Data:  18/MAI/2003 7:56 PM
Assunto:  Re: Looking foward to ...ing?
 
Mensagem:  Hello again Mike,

So there is no need to have terms to describe the difference between using the ING form as a noun vs as a verb?

For instance, in that old cliche "when the going gets tough, the tough get going", the first case is a noun and the second a verb form. There are countless examples as pretty much any AS verb in the ING form can be used as a noun.

It is interesting that the same phenomenon occurs with the Latinate verbs but the ending is -ED; "the impoverished", for example.


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Looking foward to ...ing?  –  Jorge Santos  15/MAI/2003, 3:05 PM
Re: Looking foward to ...ing?  –  Andréa  15/MAI/2003, 6:15 PM
Re: Looking foward to ...ing?  –  michael robertson  17/MAI/2003, 6:07 PM
 Re: Looking foward to ...ing?  –  pat  18/MAI/2003, 7:56 PM
Re: Looking foward to ...ing?  –  michael robertson  19/MAI/2003, 1:19 AM
Re: Looking foward to ...ing?  –  pat  19/MAI/2003, 7:53 AM
Re: Looking foward to ...ing?  –  orlando  15/MAI/2003, 6:49 PM

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