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    "It's sad, isn't it? All these older guys partying way past their
    prime."


    I don't understand the word partying in this sentence
    Is it comes from "are partying" or "who are partying"?
    If it the present continuous, why doesn't "are" or "who are" is written before it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wendy
    "It's sad, isn't it? All these older guys partying way past their
    prime."


    I don't understand the word partying in this sentence
    Is it comes from "are partying" or "who are partying"?
    If it the present continuous, why doesn't "are" or "who are" is written before it?
    "Partying", there, is the present participle of "to party". It is being used as an adjective there, modifying "guys".

    party

    intr.v., -tied, -ty·ing, -ties.
    To celebrate or carouse at or as if at a party: That night we partied until dawn.

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    In British English, it is mostly associated with excessive drinking and\or drug taking as a means of having fun.

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