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    Smile participle

    Please check the following sentences.
    In #1, can the underlined participle "telling" be replaced by "tell" ?

    (1) The best compliment is people telling me "Your rice brings me happiness."

    (2) The best compliment is people tell me "Your rice brings me happiness."

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    Re: participle

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashiuhto View Post
    Please check the following sentences.
    In #1, can the underlined participle "telling" be replaced by "tell" ?
    As sentence (2) was, it's not as good as sentence (1). But if you add "that", sentence (2) becomes a good replacement for sentence (1).

    (1) The best compliment is people telling me "Your rice brings me happiness."

    (2) The best compliment is that people tell me "Your rice brings me happiness."
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