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    Episode XIX Brian hugging Michael in the street. ~~ Ahhh, by far and away one of my favorite endings. What really interests me (aside from how poignant it was), is the name of the group who does the song during this scene. It couldn't have been more perfect (Badly Drawn Boy), especially given the fact that Brian had actually been drawn at that point (by Justin).
    Brian setting up Ethan: another great bit of filmmaking, played beautifully, in the middle of a not-good episode. Brian's careful timing, pulling out his business card right after Justin walks in, giving Ethan just enough time to realize . . . followed by that Brian smug smile of nasty satisfaction. Good stuff from Fab, here, too, as he realizes what's happened. And his run for the exit - as in, "let me get away from these two crazy people!" - is darkly funny.

    ...But it was a great show. Gale fucking like beast in the beginning. The Canadian party (Emmett in plaid should be made criminal!). Dr. Dave's possessiveness really came out finally (I mean, really, change flight arrangments without even a "mother, may I"? Bad manners, Dr., very bad manners). The prom scene was very sweet (although a bit sugary for my tastes).
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    1. So "Brian hugging Michael in the street" in the article above is the same case as the sentence "Brian setting up Ethan" and "Gale fucking like beast in the beginning", right??

    2.So"Brian setting up Ethan" and "Gale fucking like beast in the beginning" are part of a progressive verb form [to be + present participle] as "Brian hugging Michael in the street", right??

    Quote Originally Posted by you
    1.It is very close. I would call "hugging" a participle there. It is a little different because titles/scenes/etc. are often written in non-sentence form. It is similar to headline English.

    President to visit Russia.

    Not a complete sentence, but it saves space.

    2.Not exactly the same. Your other examples were part of sentences. The secene title is a bit of shorthand.


    1. So you mean "Brian setting up Ethan" and "Gale fucking like beast in the beginning" and "Brian hugging Michael in the street" are very close but not exactly the same case, right??


    2. Do you mean "Brian hugging Michael in the street" is the scene title ??

    3. Do you mean "Brian hugging Michael in the street" is part of a progressive verb form [to be + present participle] which is style of scene title /news,etc..??

    4. Do you mean "Brian setting up Ethan" and "Gale fucking like beast in the beginning" are not part of a progressive verb form [to be + present participle] and they are not scene title?? but I think they seem to be scene title...


    5. What do you mean they are part of sentences?? So what are them gerund or participle?? Can I change them to
    "Brian is setting up Ethan"
    "Gale is fucking like beast in the beginning"
    or they are the possessive form
    "Brian's setting up Ethan"
    "Gale's fucking like beast in the beginning"
    ????

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    [quote="wendy"]
    Episode XIX Brian hugging Michael in the street. ~~ Ahhh, by far and away one of my favorite endings. What really interests me (aside from how poignant it was), is the name of the group who does the song during this scene. It couldn't have been more perfect (Badly Drawn Boy), especially given the fact that Brian had actually been drawn at that point (by Justin).
    Brian setting up Ethan: another great bit of filmmaking, played beautifully, in the middle of a not-good episode. Brian's careful timing, pulling out his business card right after Justin walks in, giving Ethan just enough time to realize . . . followed by that Brian smug smile of nasty satisfaction. Good stuff from Fab, here, too, as he realizes what's happened. And his run for the exit - as in, "let me get away from these two crazy people!" - is darkly funny.

    ...But it was a great show. Gale fucking like beast in the beginning. The Canadian party (Emmett in plaid should be made criminal!). Dr. Dave's possessiveness really came out finally (I mean, really, change flight arrangments without even a "mother, may I"? Bad manners, Dr., very bad manners). The prom scene was very sweet (although a bit sugary for my tastes).
    Quote Originally Posted by I
    1. So "Brian hugging Michael in the street" in the article above is the same case as the sentence "Brian setting up Ethan" and "Gale fucking like beast in the beginning", right??

    2.So"Brian setting up Ethan" and "Gale fucking like beast in the beginning" are part of a progressive verb form [to be + present participle] as "Brian hugging Michael in the street", right??

    Quote Originally Posted by you
    1.It is very close. I would call "hugging" a participle there. It is a little different because titles/scenes/etc. are often written in non-sentence form. It is similar to headline English.

    President to visit Russia.

    Not a complete sentence, but it saves space.

    2.Not exactly the same. Your other examples were part of sentences. The secene title is a bit of shorthand.


    1. So you mean "Brian setting up Ethan" and "Gale fucking like beast in the beginning" and "Brian hugging Michael in the street" are very close but not exactly the same case, right??
    Yes. The last one was meant to be a title.

    2. Do you mean "Brian hugging Michael in the street" is the scene title ??
    Yes.

    3. Do you mean "Brian hugging Michael in the street" is part of a progressive verb form [to be + present participle] which is style of scene title /news,etc..??
    Yes.

    4. Do you mean "Brian setting up Ethan" and "Gale fucking like beast in the beginning" are not part of a progressive verb form [to be + present participle] and they are not scene title?? but I think they seem to be scene title...
    Yes.

    5. What do you mean they are part of sentences?? So what are them gerund or participle?? Can I change them to
    "Brian is setting up Ethan"
    "Gale is fucking like beast in the beginning"
    or they are the possessive form
    "Brian's setting up Ethan"
    "Gale's fucking like beast in the beginning"
    ????
    I don't know what that means. :?

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