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    Promise and promising

    how different ?

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    Re: Promise and promising

    'Promise' is a noun and verb. 'Promising' is an adjective, present participle and occasional gerund. If there is more you need to know, perhaps you could supply some sample sentences.

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    Re: Promise and promising

    Isn't "promise" also a adjective?

    For example, if a man is watching girl playing tennis and he says the following:

    She shows promise.

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    Re: Promise and promising

    No, it's a noun. 'She showed promise/intelligence/feistiness/agitation/her midriff'.

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