Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    polojacky is offline Newbie
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Interested in Language
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • Taiwan
      • Current Location:
      • Taiwan
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    3
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default spread or spreading in this sentence

    I read the following sentence on a magazine.

    The World Monuments Fund's 2012 list of endangered historic structures includes 67 sites spread across 41 countries and territories.

    Is it grammatically correct to use "spread" in this sentence? Since there are no relative pronouns to connect the clause "67 sites spread across 41 countries and territories", should "spreading" be the correct usage in this case?

    Thanks for help
    Last edited by polojacky; 27-Jun-2013 at 00:09. Reason: wrong typing

  2. #2
    MikeNewYork's Avatar
    MikeNewYork is online now VIP Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Academic
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    14,729
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: spread or spreading in this sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by polojacky View Post
    I read the following sentence on a magazine.

    The World Monuments Fund's 2012 list of endangered historic structures includes 67 sites spread across 41 countries and territories.

    Is it grammatically correct to use "spread" in this sentence? Since there are no relative pronouns to connect the clause "67 sites spread across 41 countries and territories", should "spreading" be the correct usage in this case?

    Thanks for help
    No, it is stated correctly. The sites are spread across multiple countries and territories, meaning these sites are in many different places. But the sites are not moving, as "spreading" would indicate.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 5
    Last Post: 17-Jul-2012, 08:58
  2. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 27-Mar-2012, 14:29
  3. he had a comfortable spreading presence
    By PINKGREAT in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-Dec-2007, 13:11
  4. Spreading their homemade wings
    By angliholic in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-Nov-2007, 22:53
  5. spread or spreading
    By mengta in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 20-Sep-2004, 14:28

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •