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    boys becoming

    "Ambitious colored boys becoming gamblers or hoboes because no one will try them at responsible work."What is function of "boys becoming...?"

    thanks a lot!

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    Re: boys becoming

    Quote Originally Posted by notletrest View Post
    "Ambitious colored boys becoming gamblers or hoboes because no one will try them at responsible work."What is function of "boys becoming...?"

    thanks a lot!
    It seems to be a gerund with a subject, but I would like to point out that there is no predication here so you do not have a complete sentence (or clause).

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