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    Question present participle as adjective

    could you explain me about this topic, please...

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    Default Re: present participle as adjective

    Not much to it, Gethze--

    Present participles can be used as premodifying adjectives-- 'the galloping horse suddenly swerved'-- or as postmodifiers-- 'The man standing on the corner is a police officer'. Some can only post-modify: X 'the reading man is a professor'; this should be recast as 'the man reading is a professor'.

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