[quote="wendy"]Originally Posted by IOriginally Posted by TdolTDOL's punctuation change made one sentence and one fragment into one complete sentence. The colon connected the fragment about Gale to the sentence ending with show. That, in itself, did not change the part of speech of "fucking". But it does make the phrase closer to the title/headline use of the participle (because it follows "show").1.So after you change the punctuation[:] In your opinion, what does the sentence be?
a.gerund ---Gale's fucking like a beast at the beginning
b.participle ---Gale who is fucking like a beast at the beginning
c. headlines/scene title ---progressive form without verb to be
d. Something else. Please tell me what is it.
I would use the "Gale" form, not the "Gale's form" after the colon. In that case it would be a participle and would be very close to a scene/title.
Yes, it is very close. It is not a real "scene", as from a play or a movie, but it treats it as one. :wink:
2. Is it the same case as 'Brian setting up Ethan' in the below article?
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.