Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: just confused

  1. #1
    Anonymous Guest

    just confused

    I was on your Web site, and you have some pictures and videos of you guys partying like ******* animals


    Is "you guys partying" is gerund phrase?
    Can I replace it with " your guys partying"?

    and the word ******* means animals are having sex??

  2. #2
    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Japan
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    43,689
    Post Thanks / Like
    You can't replace it with 'your' unless they belong to the person in some way. ****** doesn't mean having sex here, it is ised to make 'animals' stronger. A party animal is one who really likes to party to extremes.

  3. #3
    MikeNewYork's Avatar
    MikeNewYork is offline VIP Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Academic
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    15,327
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: just confused

    Quote Originally Posted by vendy
    I was on your Web site, and you have some pictures and videos of you guys partying like ******* animals


    Is "you guys partying" is gerund phrase?
    Can I replace it with " your guys partying"?

    and the word ******* means animals are having sex??
    This is one of those situations in which the possessive + gerund form doesn't work very well. "Partying" is a participle-adjective in this sentence. :wink:

Similar Threads

  1. simple but confused
    By Anonymous in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 16-May-2004, 12:48
  2. still confused...
    By wendy in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-May-2004, 16:55
  3. I'm so confused...
    By wendy in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-May-2004, 11:26
  4. got confused
    By Anonymous in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 04-Dec-2003, 22:56

Posting Permissions

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