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    Dear Teachers,

    What is the difference bettween authorise and commission and which one of them to use in formal writtings

    Another question what is the difference past participil and present participil

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    Re: grammar

    Quote Originally Posted by hany
    Dear Teachers,

    What is the difference bettween authorise and commission and which one of them to use in formal writtings

    Another question what is the difference past participle and present participle
    (1) authorise ~ authorize and commission both mean, to give someone the authority to perform a task, but commission tends to be money-related.

    (2) Past participle: a word that ends in -ed that functions as an adjective or as part of a verb:

    Adjective
    Max is a retired employee. ('retired' modifies the noun 'employee')

    Part of a verb
    Max has retired. ('retired' is part of the verb phrase 'has retired')

    (3) Present participle: a word that ends in -ing that functions as an adjective or as part of a verb:

    Adjective
    Max is a boring speaker. ('boring' modifies the noun 'speaker')

    Part of a verb
    Max is boring a hole in the desk! ('boring' is part of the verb phrase 'is boring')

    (4)Gerund: a word that ends in -ing that functions as a noun. Nouns are subects and objects:

    Subject: Reading is fun.
    Object: I like reading.

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