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    Dear teachers.

    I would like to know the meaning of "in" in (1),(2)

    1, Shaking hands in greeting.
    2, Dogs wag their tails in greeting.

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    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 09:40. Reason: Changed "How" to "When?, In which?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    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 question, How?
    I thought it would've answered the question, "When <doing what>?" Or "In which situation/circumstance?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by M56
    I thought it would've answered the question, "When <doing what>?" Or "In which situation/circumstance?"
    Thanks. I made the appropriate changes.

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