I would like to know the meaning of "in" in (1),(2)
1, Shaking hands in greeting.
2, Dogs wag their tails in greeting.
in is a preposition in form, and greeting is a gerund, or verbal noun, in form. The phrase in greeting functions as an adverb. It answers the questions, When?, In which?
Thank M56 for the correction.
Last edited by Casiopea; 13-Jan-2005 at 08:40.
Reason: Changed "How" to "When?, In which?"
I thought it would've answered the question, "When <doing what>?" Or "In which situation/circumstance?"
Originally Posted by Casiopea