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    Where is it used as a noun or where as a verb?

    You are involved in killing the people.
    We are supposed to be away from those who are involved in killing.
    Lion is killing the Zabra.
    Killing animals is not good without any reason.
    Abolishing and Killing tree is bad too because they help me to fresher the air.
    'What about killing and sharing the meat of goat' He said brightly.
    Last edited by moqaddas; 09-Jun-2011 at 03:15.

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    #2

    Re: Where is it used as a noun or where as a verb?

    [QUOTE=moqaddas;759710]You are involved in killing the people.
    We are supposed to be away from those who are involved in killing.
    Lion is killing the Zabra.
    Killing animals is not good without any reason.
    Abolishing and Killing tree is bad too because they help me to fresher the air.
    'What about killing and sharing the meat of goat' He said brightly.


    *** NOT A TEACHER ***


    Hello, Moqaddas:

    (1) The teachers here get quite cross if they think that you are

    asking for help with your homework.

    (2) If you tell them what you think the answers are, then they will be

    delighted to check your answers.

    (3) I think that it is OK if I check the first two.

    (a) You are involved in killing the people.

    (i) I believe that "killing" is being used as a noun in that sentence.

    Grammar books tell us that it is a good idea to use the word "gerund"

    for many nouns ending in -ing.

    (b) ... from those involved in killing.

    (i) I believe that it is the same as No. 1.

    (4)Oh, do you see the word "in"? As you know, that is called a

    preposition. After a preposition, the -ing word is usually a gerund

    (noun).


    (5) Why don't you finish the lesson. Then one of the wonderful

    teachers here will check your answers.


    Sincerely,


    James

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    #3

    Re: Where is it used as a noun or where as a verb?

    [QUOTE=TheParser;760007]
    Quote Originally Posted by moqaddas View Post
    You are involved in killing the people.
    We are supposed to be away from those who are involved in killing.
    Lion is killing the Zabra.
    Killing animals is not good without any reason.
    Abolishing and Killing tree is bad too because they help me to fresher the air.
    'What about killing and sharing the meat of goat' He said brightly.


    *** NOT A TEACHER ***


    Hello, Moqaddas:

    (1) The teachers here get quite cross if they think that you are

    asking for help with your homework.

    (2) If you tell them what you think the answers are, then they will be

    delighted to check your answers.

    (3) I think that it is OK if I check the first two.

    (a) You are involved in killing the people.

    (i) I believe that "killing" is being used as a noun in that sentence.

    Grammar books tell us that it is a good idea to use the word "gerund"

    for many nouns ending in -ing.

    (b) ... from those involved in killing.

    (i) I believe that it is the same as No. 1.

    (4)Oh, do you see the word "in"? As you know, that is called a

    preposition. After a preposition, the -ing word is usually a gerund

    (noun).


    (5) Why don't you finish the lesson. Then one of the wonderful

    teachers here will check your answers.


    Sincerely,


    James
    ''It's not my homework but I understood what you said(teachers want to me to tell noun and verb in my opinion) , okay I try myself to tell concerning your suggestion,''
    Thanks for helping me.

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    #4

    Re: Where is it used as a noun or where as a verb?

    [QUOTE=TheParser;760007]
    Quote Originally Posted by moqaddas View Post
    You are involved in killing the people.
    We are supposed to be away from those who are involved in killing.
    Lion is killing the Zabra.
    Killing animals is not good without any reason.
    Abolishing and Killing tree is bad too because they help me to fresher the air.
    'What about killing and sharing the meat of goat' He said brightly.


    *** NOT A TEACHER ***


    Hello, Moqaddas:

    (1) The teachers here get quite cross if they think that you are

    asking for help with your homework.

    (2) If you tell them what you think the answers are, then they will be

    delighted to check your answers.

    (3) I think that it is OK if I check the first two.

    (a) You are involved in killing the people.

    (i) I believe that "killing" is being used as a noun in that sentence.

    Grammar books tell us that it is a good idea to use the word "gerund"

    for many nouns ending in -ing.

    (b) ... from those involved in killing.

    (i) I believe that it is the same as No. 1.

    (4)Oh, do you see the word "in"? As you know, that is called a

    preposition. After a preposition, the -ing word is usually a gerund

    (noun).


    (5) Why don't you finish the lesson. Then one of the wonderful

    teachers here will check your answers.


    Sincerely,


    James
    ''It's not my homework but I understood what you said(teachers want to me to tell noun and verb in my opinion) , okay I try myself to tell concerning your suggestion,''
    Here
    You are involved in killing the people.(It's used as a noun)
    We are supposed to be away from those who are involved in killing.(noun)
    Lion is killing the Zabra.(verb)
    Killing animals is not good without any reason.(noun)
    Abolishing and Killing tree is bad too because they help me to fresher the air.(noun)
    'What about killing and sharing the meat of goat' He said brightly.(noun)
    What do you know about target killing?(noun)

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    #5

    Re: Where is it used as a noun or where as a verb?

    You are involved in killing the people.(gerund)
    We are supposed to be away from those who are involved in killing.(gerund)
    Lion is killing the Zabra.(verb, finite form)
    Killing animals is not good without any reason.(gerund)
    Abolishing and Killing tree is bad too because they help me to fresher the air.(gerund)
    'What about killing and sharing the meat of goat' He said brightly.(gerund)
    What do you know about target killing?(noun)

    Note. Gerund is a non-finite form of the verb. It's not a noun. It combines noun features (syntactic functions, used with prepositions, modified by possessive pronouns) and verb features (voice and aspect).

    In the last sentence 'killing' is a noun because it has a pre-modifying attribute.

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    #6

    Re: Where is it used as a noun or where as a verb?

    Whatever the response to your original question, I think you should note the comments and amendments in blue:
    Quote Originally Posted by moqaddas View Post
    You are involved in killing the people. There may be contexts in which 'the people' is correct,but we would not normally use 'the' in that sentence.
    We are supposed to be away from those who are involved in killing. Once again, context mght make this acceptable, but 'be away from' sounds strange to me.
    Lion is killing the Zabra. A/the lion is killing a/the zebra.
    Killing animals is not good without any reason. Killing animals without justification/ a reason is not good.
    Abolishing and Killing tree is bad too because they help me to fresher the air. Killing and getting rid of trees is also bad, because trees help keep our air fresh. (That's the closest I can get.)
    'What about killing and sharing the meat of goat goat meat?' Hhe said asked brightly. 'Brightly' is an unusual adverb for this question, but it might be possible.

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