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Autor:  Quirk 'ing'
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Data:  05/JUN/2008 8:13 PM
Assunto:  verb or noun?

A very good US grammar text by Quirk & Greenbaum contains a discussion of the 'ing' form in English which illustrates when it can be regarded as a present participle (noun) and when a gerund (verb)


It is also pointed out in that section of the Q&G text that there are certain 'ing' form uses in English which do not fit neatly within either of the latinate verb form categories pres. part. or  gerund


Various tests are discussed (such as taking an article) in order to determine the category


I do not have access to the text so if anyone does perhaps they can elucidate the matter for the benefit of all

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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Is it a verb or a noun?  –  Jazz  05/JUN/2008, 10:38 AM
is it a verb or a noun?  –  Johannes  05/JUN/2008, 10:48 AM
is it a verb or a noun?  –  Jazz  05/JUN/2008, 7:29 PM
 verb or noun?  –  Quirk 'ing'  05/JUN/2008, 8:13 PM
gerund vs pres. participle?  –  Jazz  05/JUN/2008, 11:21 PM
ING form  –  upside down  07/JUN/2008, 7:49 PM
ING form  –  José Roberto  07/JUN/2008, 9:58 PM
To upside down  –   renan  07/JUN/2008, 11:13 PM

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