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    Default gerund or continious tense?

    Nicole: do you hear kevin will come here this weekend?
    Peter: really?
    Nicole: i not sure. he rang me saying that.

    saying here is a gerund or a continious tense?

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    Anglika is offline No Longer With Us
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    Default Re: gerund or continious tense?

    Quote Originally Posted by hey_friends View Post
    Nicole: Do you hear Kevin will come here this weekend?
    Peter: Really?
    Nicole: I not sure. He rang me saying that.

    Saying here is a gerund or a continuous tense?
    He rang me saying that = is an action. So it is a participle.

    See here: Gerunds - Glossary Definition - UsingEnglish.com

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    riverkid is offline Banned
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    Default Re: gerund or continious tense?

    Nicole: Do you hear Kevin will come here this weekend?

    It sounds odd to me to use "Do" for this "one time action". The present simple is used for habitual/routine events.

    Nicole: Have you heard Kevin will come here this weekend?

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