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    use of 'ing'

    Hello,

    Could you please check the sentences.

    Speaking :noun (like a conversation)

    I want the speaking between you and her. (It means there is a dialog between you and her and I want it. Is that right? )
    I like that speaking.
    I like the speaking between you and her.
    I like the speaking which is between you and her.
    I want speaking. (as a noun like conversation)
    I want a speaking.
    I want the speaking.

    Can we use 'ing' with whole words as a noun?

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    Re: use of 'ing'

    Is there anyone who will answer? Please...

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    Re: use of 'ing'

    Quote Originally Posted by lindadanca View Post
    Is there anyone who will answer? Please...
    Not if you get impatient after only 50 minutes.

    Right, that's got rid of that.

    'Speaking' does not generally mean 'conversation', and none of your sentences is natural English. 'Speaking' is 'the act of speaking' as in:

    I don't like speaking to strangers.
    Speaking English is difficult.


    I've done the best I can with your sentences:

    I want the speaking between you and her. -
    I want to see you two speaking to each other.
    I like that speaking. I like the way she talks/speaks(?) I enjoyed that conversation (?)
    I like the speaking between you and her. I like the way you two speak/talk to each other.
    I like the speaking which is between you and her. I like the way you two speak/talk to each other.
    I want speaking. (as a noun like conversation) I'd like a (proper) conversation. (?). I'd like a word with you (?)
    I want a speaking. ?
    I want the speaking.
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    And all the sentence I wrote aren't correct. Is that right? Number 1-3 and 4 sentences are clearly for you? I mean, If I speak like that can you understand what I want to say?

    Thanks you :)

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    Re: use of 'ing'

    Quote Originally Posted by lindadanca View Post
    And all the sentence I wrote aren't correct. Is that right? Number 1-3 and 4 sentences are clearly for you? I mean, If I speak like that can you understand what I want to say?
    I probably could, but that's because, as an English teacher, I am used to interpreting what learners are trying to say. I think that most native speakers would not understand you. Sorry.

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    Thank you,

    Car wash and car washing.
    explosion-hazardous and exploding hazardous.
    explosion activity and exploding activity.
    rain wash and rain washing
    horse riding and horse ride.....etc


    My question is can we use these words with 'ing' or without 'ing' at these possessive constructions? Have they got same meaning?
    Or how can we memorize all these possessive constructions if they have 'ing' or not.There is any logic of using with 'ing' or not?

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    Re: use of 'ing'

    Quote Originally Posted by lindadanca View Post
    My question is can we use these words with 'ing' or without 'ing' at these possessive constructions? They are not possessive constructions.
    Have they got same meaning? No - in fact some of your examples are not really possible in English.
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    Tthere is any logic of using with 'ing' or not in the way we use -ing forms?
    Yes there is, but to explain the use of present participles and gerunds would take far too long in this thread.
    I suggest that you post examples of -ing firms that you have read that puzzle you, with full context. We may then be able to help you

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