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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).

    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 MokeNewYork
    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 that Brian setting up Ethan and Gale fucking like beast in the beginning are not the scene tiltle??

    2. From your answer to my question no.2. You wrote Your other examples were part of sentences?? What do your "part of sentences" mean?? What sentences ??

    3. So Brian setting up Ethan and Gale fucking like beast in the beginning are gerund or participle?

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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 MokeNewYork
    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 that Brian setting up Ethan and Gale fucking like beast in the beginning are not the scene tiltle??

    2. From your answer to my question no.2. You wrote Your other examples were part of sentences?? What do your "part of sentences" mean?? What sentences ??

    3. So Brian setting up Ethan and Gale fucking like beast in the beginning are gerund or participle?
    1. From the context, it sounds as if Brian/Ethan was the real title of a scene, whereas Gale is a description of an action. There is not much difference, but scene titles are not intended to be sentences. The Gale phrase seemd to be intended to be part of a sentence. That is why TDOL suggested the added colon for punctuation.

    2. I don't remember which sentences I was referring to.

    3. They are both participles. That is easy, because they don't follow possessives.

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