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  1. wendy
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    please tell me!!

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

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

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

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


    1.Are these sentences mean the same??

    2.Is sentence "c" ungrammartical??

    3.which is gerund, which is participle??

    4.which sentence is correct??

  2. Casiopea's Avatar

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    Re: please answer me!!

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

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

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

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


    1. Do these sentences mean the same thing?
    ==> In general, yes. The comma serves as a pause in thought for reflection or emphasis.

    Question: What's sad?
    Answer: All these guys (pause for reflection or emphasis) still partying past their time.

    2. Is sentence "C" ungrammartical?
    ==> It's grammatical. The adverb 'still' modifies the adjective 'partying'

    3. Which is gerund, which is participle?
    ==> Gerunds are nouns, whereas participles are adjectives. Adjectives describe nouns. 'partying' describes 'guys'. Note the word describes.

    4. Which sentence is correct?
    ==> I like them all. :D

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