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    Question We will not boring

    Hi,

    I am not sure the usage of "will not +gerund", as below sentences:

    A. We will not boring.
    B. We will glad and not boring.
    C. We does not boring.
    D. We does not bore.
    E. We does not get boring.

    Which is correct? why correct? why incorrect?

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    Exclamation Re: We will not boring

    Quote Originally Posted by fenglish View Post
    Hi,

    I am not sure the usage of "will not +gerund", as below sentences:

    A. We will not boring. You can say: Boring will not deter us from completing the task in time. The gerund 'boring' acts as subject of the sentence with 'deter' as main verb and tne second gerund 'completing' as object if the preposition 'from'
    B. We will glad and not boring. you can say: We will be glad and not bored. A past participle is used not gerund.
    C. We does not boring. correct to: We do not make the talk boring A present participle not gerund.
    D. We does not bore. correct to: We do not bore. bore is the main verb.
    E. We do not get boring: correct to : We do not get bored. A past participle.

    Which is correct? why correct? why incorrect?

    Thanks.
    All the above sentences do not contain a main verb and are structurally incorrect.
    A gerund functions as a noun, it occupies some positions in a sentence that a noun ordinarily would, for example: it can be a subject, direct object, subject complement, and object of preposition of a sentence. The verb of such sentence should be a transitive or intransitive one.that functions as the main elements of predicates, typically express action, state, or a relation between two things. On the other hand,Will’ and ‘do’ are auxiliary verbs which apart from their auxiliary function help these verbs also called main verbs to form tense , passive forms etc

    You can not use a gerund with an auxiliary verb such as 'will' but with 'do' when it functions independently as a main verb
    Last edited by sarat_106; 01-Jan-2010 at 10:10.

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