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    using present participle

    "Durnan Publishing has entered into its adolescence, approaching its 20th year, carrying the banner of being the #1 publisher in business and economy. "

    Is it Ok to use two present participles in a row as in the sentence above?

    If not Ok, would you please suggest alternatives?

    and I would appreciate it if you could kindly check the grammar of the sentence as well.




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    Re: using present participle

    I think I'd add and before carrying and the before economy.

    Rover

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    Re: using present participle

    Quote Originally Posted by rainous View Post
    "Durnan Publishing has entered into its adolescence, approaching its 20th year, carrying the banner of being the #1 publisher in business and economy. "

    Is it Ok to use two present participles in a row as in the sentence above?
    I'd say yes, but it might not always be the best way of saying it.

    If not Ok, would you please suggest alternatives?

    and I would appreciate it if you could kindly check the grammar of the sentence as well.


    Thank you.
    Is age 20 the onset of adolescence in the publishing industry? I've only heard it used referring to living things and, at least for humans, adolescence ends at around 20.

    Note that there is a difference of meaning between:
    "Durnan Publishing has entered into its adolescence, approaching its 20th year" and
    "Durnan Publishing has entered into its adolescence approaching its 20th year."

    The first means that, since DP is approaching its 20th year, it is entering adolescence. (The two events are linked by definition.)
    The second means that DP is entering adolescence, and that it occurs as DP approaches its 20th year. (The two events are coincidental; 'adolescence' is defined in some other way).

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