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  1. oooomg
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    use ing form or not

    "singing lady in the sea
    no longer
    possessing her power of allure."


    may I ask,in this sentence,"possess" use the form of ing or not?

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    Re: use ing form or not

    Quote Originally Posted by oooomg View Post
    "singing lady in the sea
    no longer
    possessing her power of allure."


    may I ask,in this sentence,"possess" use the form of ing or not?
    It's fine with "possessing".


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    Re: use ing form or not

    Quote Originally Posted by oooomg View Post
    "singing lady in the sea
    no longer
    possessing her power of allure."


    may I ask,in this sentence,"possess" use the form of ing or not?
    It depends on what you really mean to say.

    A singing lady in the sea no longer possesses her power of allure. - This means "A singing lady in the sea does not have her power of allure any longer".

    A singing lady in the sea who no longer possesses her power of allure is just a singing lady in the sea. - The clause "who no longer posses her power of allure" describes a singing lady. It is an adjective clause, and "who" is optional. As well, "who" can be replaced by "that". This adjective clause can be reduced to a phrase, as we can observe in a rewrite of this sentence.

    A singinng lady in the sea no longer possessing her power of allure is just a singing lady in the sea.

    To conclude, we can now see the difference between "no longer possessing" and "no longer possesses".

    I would have to say that this is a brilliant answer to your question even at the risk of sounding immodest.


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    Re: use ing form or not

    Quote Originally Posted by PROESL View Post
    It depends on what you really mean to say.

    A singing lady in the sea no longer possesses her power of allure. - This means "A singing lady in the sea does not have her power of allure any longer".

    A singing lady in the sea who no longer possesses her power of allure is just a singing lady in the sea. - The clause "who no longer posses her power of allure" describes a singing lady. It is an adjective clause, and "who" is optional. As well, "who" can be replaced by "that". This adjective clause can be reduced to a phrase, as we can observe in a rewrite of this sentence.

    A singinng lady in the sea no longer possessing her power of allure is just a singing lady in the sea.

    To conclude, we can now see the difference between "no longer possessing" and "no longer possesses".

    I would have to say that this is a brilliant answer to your question even at the risk of sounding immodest.

    Where is your sense of poetry?


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    Re: use ing form or not

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Where is your sense of poetry?

    It's taking a backseat to my sense of possible grammatical formations and what they mean.


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