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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    I think it's OK.
    That's what I thought. I'm not saying it is incorrect, mind you. 8)

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    It would depend on the context- it would fine tosay it in the station, for instance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    It would depend on the context- it would fine tosay it in the station, for instance.
    Would you use the other form: "approaching train"?

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    TDOL is deeply deceptive not deceptively deep!
    And good question.
    a train approaching
    an approaching train (this one is defenitely fine)

    the train approaching
    the approaching train

    The grammar book says that once a noun has been postmodified with an ing participle one may use the participle to premodify it.
    A proposition offending many members was rejected. The offending proposition had been put forth by...

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    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan
    TDOL is deeply deceptive not deceptively deep!
    And good question.
    a train approaching
    an approaching train (this one is defenitely fine)

    the train approaching
    the approaching train

    The grammar book says that once a noun has been postmodified with an ing participle one may use the participle to premodify it.
    A proposition offending many members was rejected. The offending proposition had been put forth by...
    Yes, that is because context has been provided. It has been established that the preposition is offensive. Thus, the reader (or listener) understands what is meant by offending proposition or offensive proposition.

    A train is approaching an approaching train. A disaster in the making?

    :wink:

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    No. They can approach each other without being on the same track.
    (I saved the day!!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan
    No. They can approach each other without being on the same track.
    (I saved the day!!)
    Good job!

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