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    Daniele Menezes is offline Newbie
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    Default Correct use of "in case of"

    Please, which form is correct?
    In case of mispronouncing... (or)
    In case of mispronunciation...

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    Default Re: Correct use of "in case of"

    I would say: In case of mispronunciation...

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    Lightbulb Re: Correct use of "in case of"

    Hi Mykwyner,

    Would you explain why "In case of mispronunciation..." is a better choice? I

    Cheers,

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    Default Re: Correct use of "in case of"

    Quote Originally Posted by Daniele Menezes View Post
    Please, which form is correct?
    In case of mispronouncing... (or)
    In case of mispronunciation...
    The word mispronunciation is a noun, a thing.
    In case of raining.
    In case of bad weather.
    ~R

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    Question Re: Correct use of "in case of"

    Thanks RonBee,

    but after preposition we can use either noun or gerund. why can't we use gerund in here?

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    Default Re: Correct use of "in case of"

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Correct use of "in case of"

    Quote Originally Posted by vannak.camboy View Post
    Thanks RonBee,

    but after preposition we can use either noun or gerund. why can't we use gerund in here?

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    If by gerund you mean mispronouncing it is not a gerund. It is a verb.

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    Default Re: Correct use of "in case of"

    thanks... but verb+ing => gerund is it correct? if so, why mispronounce + ing is not gerund?


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    Default Re: Correct use of "in case of"

    Swimming is good exercise.

    In the above sentence, swimming is a gerund not only because it is a verb (swim) + ing, but because it is functioning as a noun.

    In your sample phrase: In case of mispronouncing... it was not necessary to create a noun-type word (a gerund) from the verb mispronounce, because there already exixts a perfectly good noun mispronounciation which fits perfectly.

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    Default Re: Correct use of "in case of"

    Quote Originally Posted by vannak.camboy View Post
    thanks... but verb+ing => gerund is it correct? if so, why mispronounce + ing is not gerund?

    If you can get enough people to use it that way it will be considered a gerund. Until then it is simply a mistake.

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