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Dear teacher, this is the first time I have ever seen this kind of sentence Or I just don't remember the others.
This is getting interesting.
1. What tense is it? present progressive? Subject+[is,am,are]+[present participle]
2. Is it just a Subject compliment?
Subject + linking verb+ intransitive verb?+adjective
can you give me an example of other sentence with two v-ings like this?
***** NOT A TEACHER *****
Good afternoon, Pakhavit.
(1) I THINK (not 100% sure) that many people would agree with
your #2 answer.
(a) Mr. Michael Swan in his famous book says that copular verbs
(linking verbs) are used to talk about change. That gentleman's
It is becoming colder/ It is growing colder/ The leaves are turning brown/ The leaves are going brown.
(2) I believe that you are correct in analyzing that sentence as:
This (subject) + is getting (linking verb) + interesting (adjective).
(P. S. I think -- think -- that some serious grammarians may say that
there is a missing "to be": This is getting to be interesting.)
You want some more examples. How about:
(a) Would you stop dancing like that? It is becoming disgusting.
(b) Please keep talking. You are sounding more fascinating by the minute.
(c) The experiments to create a vaccine against that disease are
proving very disappointing.
Hopefully, other posters can think of better examples.
Have a nice day!
forgot to say Thank you very much!
Great example, now I clearly understand.