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    Is "graduating" a gerund in the sentence below? Is the sentence correct?

    The University of X is where she obtained her biology degree, graduating in 2005 with a specialization in...

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    Re: gerund

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    Is "graduating" a gerund in the sentence below? Is the sentence correct?

    The University of X is where she obtained her biology degree, graduating in 2005 with a specialization in...

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    Yes, the setence is correct, and for my money, "graduating" is the present participle of the verb "to graduate".

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    Re: gerund

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Yes, the setence is correct, and for my money, "graduating" is the present participle of the verb "to graduate".
    I agree.

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    Re: gerund

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Yes, the sentence is correct, and for my money, "graduating" is the present participle of the verb "to graduate".
    What if I change it like the following, would it be correct and will sound more natural?


    The University of X is at where she studied biology, having graduated in 2005 with a specialization in...

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    Re: gerund

    Quote Originally Posted by euncu View Post
    What if I change it like the following, would it be correct and will sound more natural?


    The University of X is at where she studied biology, having graduated in 2005 with a specialization in...
    No, the "at" is completely unnecessary and changing the rest adds nothing.

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