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Autor:  Jazz
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Data:  05/JUN/2008 11:21 PM
Assunto:  gerund vs pres. participle?
 
Mensagem:  "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)"

Actually I was taught the other way round. Correct me if i'm mistaken, please:

a) Pres.participle form (VERBS), e.g., 'She's been harping on the same issue over and over', i.e., the main verb in any continuous tense. (nosso geúndio no português)

b) Gerund (VERBS, ADJ. and NOUNS) (nosso infinitivo no português)
e.g.:

    Understanding her is pretty tough. (as the subj. of the clause)
    I suggest understanding her before anything else. (verb link)
    I'm sick and tired of understanding her. (after prepositions)

and even:

    She's quite undestanding. (adjective - also labeled as a gerund - derived from a verb)
    Dale's understanding dwarfs mine (noun - ditto - ditto)

Ain't I right?

;)



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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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