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    I have two guestions.
    1. I would like to know which is correct.
    a. Recently I encountered a cab driver who was warm and friendly, helping me with books and parcels.
    b. Recently I encountered a cab driver who was warm and friendly, helped me with books and parcels.
    2. If "a" is correct, I wonder if "helping" is a present participle or a gerund.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wowenglish1 View Post
    I have two guestions.
    1. I would like to know which is correct.
    a. Recently I encountered a cab driver who was warm and friendly, helping me with books and parcels.
    b. Recently I encountered a cab driver who was warm and friendly, helped me with books and parcels.
    2. If "a" is correct, I wonder if "helping" is a present participle or a gerund.
    A is correct, "helping" is a present participle.

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    Default Re: helping

    Quote Originally Posted by wowenglish1 View Post
    I have two guestions.
    1. I would like to know which is correct.
    a. Recently I encountered a cab driver who was warm and friendly, helping me with books and parcels.
    b. Recently I encountered a cab driver who was warm and friendly, helped me with books and parcels.
    2. If "a" is correct, I wonder if "helping" is a present participle or a gerund.
    Adding "and" in the second statement should make it correct...


    Recently I encountered a cab driver who was warm and friendly and helped me with books and parcels.

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