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    #1

    spread or spreading

    we stop and marvel at the view of farms and fields spread before us.

    is "spread" correct in the sentence?
    or should i use "spreading"?


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    #2
    Grammatically, "spread" is fine; "spreading" could work too.

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    Re: spread or spreading

    Quote Originally Posted by mengta
    we stop and marvel at the view of farms and fields spread before us.

    is "spread" correct in the sentence?
    or should i use "spreading"?
    spread before us is OK and refers to the location of the farms of fields: They are spread out before us, whereas spreading before us , which is also OK, refers to what the farms and fields are doing: They are spreading outward before us, which sounds very poetic and rather nice. :D

    All the best, :D

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