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    difficult sentences

    dear sir in this sentence
    they could be fed intravenously
    to the living.And standing there,
    facing the pure, horrifying precision...
    I came to realize
    the obviousness of the truth.

    i don't understand why they use ing form in facing horrifying
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    Re: difficult sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by adel87 View Post
    dear sir in this sentence
    they could be fed intravenously
    to the living.And standing there,
    facing the pure, horrifying precision...
    I came to realize
    the obviousness of the truth.

    i don't understand why they use ing form in facing horrifying
    thank you
    "facing" is a participle, used like "standing" to indicate time or circumstance. (As I stood there and faced....)

    "horrifying" is an adjective, following a common pattern for verbs of emotional reaction. If the precision horrifies me, then I can be described as "horrified" and the precision can be described as "horrifying".

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