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    Cool keeping telling

    Can we use two gerunds in a sentence like this:

    He firmly believes in an unhurried harmoniously classical way of keeping telling the stories.

    THANKS A LOT

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    Default Re: keeping telling

    Quote Originally Posted by Bushwhacker View Post
    Can we use two gerunds in a sentence like this:

    He firmly believes in an unhurried harmoniously classical way of keeping telling the stories.

    THANKS A LOT
    It's not a good sentence. Here are a couple of suggestions:
    "He firmly believes in an unhurried, harmoniously classical way of telling the stories."
    "He firmly believes in an unhurried, harmoniously classical type of story telling."
    There are other possible ways to say it, it depends on exactly what you want to convey.

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    Default Re: keeping telling

    "He firmly believes in an unhurried, harmoniously classical way of telling the stories."

    I wonder what it means - telling a story in a harmoniously classical way.

    Keeping telling is wrong. It's 'keep telling'. Even this does not fit the sentence.

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    Cool Re: keeping telling

    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    "He firmly believes in an unhurried, harmoniously classical way of telling the stories."

    I wonder what it means - telling a story in a harmoniously classical way.

    Keeping telling is wrong. It's 'keep telling'. Even this does not fit the sentence.
    Yes, it's "keep telling," but in the sentence there is a preposition before keep, what seems to force the following verb in gerund, hence my doubt with the second gerund. So, it seems it is required the searching of new ways to say to avoid the two gerunds together, isn't it?

    The text is talking about the old way of telling stories in cinema, mainly in Europe, with helmers like Visconti or Fellini. These movies were harmonious as for their mise en scene, and with a more slow pacing. They are classics now.

    Thanks for your interest

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