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    Default Gerund or Participle ?

    Students go to school every day, gaining knowledge and meeting frinds.

    -Gaining and meeting: gerund or participle ?

    -How would the meaning differ if the comma was substituted with a semicolon ? :

    Students go to school every day; gaining knowledge and meeting frinds.

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    Default Re: Gerund or Participle ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ahmadizat View Post
    Students go to school every day, gaining knowledge and meeting friends.
    participles,both of them

    This sentence wouldn't make any sense at all with an additional semi-colon

    hope this helps

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    Default Re: Gerund or Participle ?

    I still need another answer to how it could differ if the comma was substituted(swapped) with a semicolon. :

    Students go to school every day; gaining knowledge and meeting friends.

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    Default Re: Gerund or Participle ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ahmadizat View Post
    I still need another answer to how it could differ if the comma was substituted(swapped) with a semicolon. :

    Students go to school every day; gaining knowledge and meeting friends.
    It's ungrammatical. Try,

    Ex: Students go to school every day. They gain knowledge and meet friends.

    Ex: Students go to school every day (in order) to gain knowledge and meet friends.

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    Default Re: Gerund or Participle ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    It's ungrammatical. Try,

    Ex: Students go to school every day. They gain knowledge and meet friends.

    Ex: Students go to school every day (in order) to gain knowledge and meet friends.
    I'm really sorry to barge in.
    How do you use semi-colon?

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: Gerund or Participle ?

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    How do you use semi-colons?

    Semi-colons
    do not have as many uses as colons, but they are sometimes used instead of a full-stop to balance two sentences or clauses which are closely related in meaning,such as, for example
    Some people do their best work early in the morning ;
    others perform best late at night.
    hope this helps.

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    Default Re: Gerund or Participle ?

    Quote Originally Posted by beascarpetta View Post

    Semi-colons do not have as many uses as colons, but they are sometimes used instead of a full-stop to balance two sentences or clauses which are closely related in meaning,such as, for example
    Some people do their best work early in the morning ;

    others perform best late at night.
    hope this helps.
    Thank you for your kindness.
    The link is also really informative.

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