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    Exclamation When can I use ING with noun and when i can't? here is example

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    which word is right and why please ( explain it grammatically )?

    [ Failing - Fail ] to clarify your purpose is a common mistake with persuasive message.??

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    You start- which do you think is right and why?

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    Re: When can I use ING with noun and when i can't? here is example

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    Quote Originally Posted by binsadan View Post
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    When can I use ING with noun and when i can't? here is example
    We do not use "ing" as a suffix to nouns but verbs. When we are doing so we make nouns from the verbs.

    to make --> making
    to whistle-->whistling
    to spy -->spaying

    The nouns that are made from verbs adding the ing form we call verbal nouns or gerund forms or simply gerunds.

    which word is right and why please ( explain it grammatically )?

    [ Failing - Fail ] to clarify your purpose is a common mistake with persuasive message.??
    to fail ~ verb
    failing ~ gerund


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    I might have failed in this.
    He failed in getting a safe place.

    One of my failings is that I am usually not kind enough.
    My next failing is that I am weak to tall, have-more-fun blondes.

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    My next failing is that I am weak to tall, have-more-fun blondes.
    That sound very unnatural to me. If I were such a person, I would be more likely to say:

    My next failing is that I have a weakness for tall, fun-loving blondes.

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    Re: When can I use ING with noun and when i can't? here is example

    In my dictionary, I've seen different types of blondes such as peroxide blondes, platinum blondes, etc.
    How, in general, to say for women that naturally have black hair which is painted to yellow.
    Non-natural blondes, maybe?

    Thanks

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