In the statement 'He stopped smoking cigarettes', what is the grammatical structure of smoking? I thought it was the verb smoke in it's -ing form but apparently it's not.
Re: grammatical structures
I'd say it is acting as a noun but still being a verb with its own object like in "I hate packing suitcases".
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