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    I read this sentence in my book:

    "I spend my days absorbed in reading."

    Is it grammatically correct?
    Shouldn't the verb after "spend" be in Ving form?

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    Not here- absorbed is not an active verb:
    I spend my time reading
    I spend my time (being) absorbed in reading.


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    Use "spending" in a sentence such as this:
    • I have been spending my days absorbed in reading.

    It's not the same, of course.

    :)

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    No, but it shows an admirable dedication to reading.

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