Poll: What are we meant to be doing?

What are we meant to be doing?

"Doing" is a gerund.
"Doing" is a present participle.
"Doing" is an adjective.

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  • Added: June 2004

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Comments:

alex

This strictly speaking is none of the above. It is the present progressive/continuous.
A gerund is: Doing that is stupid.
A present participle is: Doing my homework I was thoroughly bored.
And there's no way in hell I can use it as an adjective.

Youwot?

It's a present participle- the present progressive/continuous uses the auxiliary verb 'be' + present participle.

nevar111

Yeah right---Alex. An ESL is going to know "present progressive/continuous". Get a life.

MikeC

Alex doesn't know what he is talking abut.

kristina

i was told that doing was an adjective in school

Dalriata

What's an 'ESL'..?

Leo Girard

Gerunds and participles take the same form (usually ending in -ing). If it is used as a noun (Golfing is fun) it is called a gerund; if it is used in a verb phrase (I am not golfing today because it is raing) it is called a participle.

Davey Oosterman

This is what happens when you go to a shitty new zealand south auckland school

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