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    getting interesting

    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?

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    Re: getting interesting

    Quote Originally Posted by Pakhavit View Post
    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?
    Present progressive is used in "This is getting interesting."

    In your sentence, interesting is an adjective (present participle) like annoying, surprising.

    For example

    Your behaviours are getting annoying.

    Hope I could help you!

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    Re: getting interesting

    Quote Originally Posted by Pakhavit View Post
    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

    examples:

    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!

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    Re: getting interesting

    forgot to say Thank you very much!

    Great example, now I clearly understand.

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