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    Unhappy can you tell me exactly about the differences in use between GERUND and P.PARTICIPLES

    Dear all teachers in forum!!

    I am a newbie, and I've had some problems with GERUND and PRESENT PARTICIPLE. Can you show me the differences in use between GERUND and PRESENT PARTICIPLE. I've been looking for them for many days but I've still found nothing. hope that here can help me ! Waiting for your reply soon. Thank you very much

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    Default Re: can you tell me exactly about the differences in use between GERUND and P.PARTICI

    The gerund and present participle have the same form (-ing) but are different in use.

    If it's part of a main verb, it's a present participle:

    I am writing. (present participle)
    The present participle can also be used as an adjective- an intersting film.

    Writing in a foreign language is difficult. (gerund)
    Here it is a gerund, functioning as a noun. It can be the subject or objec, or after a preposition.

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    Default Re: can you tell me exactly about the differences in use between GERUND and P.PARTICI

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    The gerund and present participle have the same form (-ing) but are different in use.

    If it's part of a main verb, it's a present participle:

    I am writing. (present participle)
    The present participle can also be used as an adjective- an intersting film.

    Writing in a foreign language is difficult. (gerund)
    Here it is a gerund, functioning as a noun. It can be the subject or objec, or after a preposition.

    thank you for your reply very much

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    Default Re: can you tell me exactly about the differences in use between GERUND and P.PARTICI

    You're welcome.

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