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    Default TREMBLING as verb, adjective...

    EX: He has a gun "that itīs" trembling in his hands.


    1.- Can I say the sentence above this way, omitting
    the relative part "that itīs"?

    -----He has a gun trembling (verb) in his hands.


    2.- And If I say: He has a trembling (adjective) gun in his hands.

    Would both sentences mean the same?


    Thank you indeed!

    Jesús

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    Default Re: TREMBLING as verb, adjective...

    They would, but I would use 'shaking' their and 'trembling' for his hands as trembline has an association with fear than the person would have rather than the gun.

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