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    present participle

    1- Eating boys will be punished.

    2-It is either my driving or diving time.

    3- Money-desiring people must have to work hard.

    4-A hoping situation is still left.

    I have tried to make sentences using present participle, but i doubt whether these are correct. Are above sentences correct? Following are some words ,Can I use them also in a sentence as present participle?

    the respecting boys,a remembering girl,a dispatching house.
    Can I make any verb to act as present participle by adding " ing", and use in sentences ,or do you suggest me any other method?

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    Re: present participle

    Quote Originally Posted by onkar View Post
    1- Eating boys will be punished.

    2-It is either my driving or diving time.

    3- Money-desiring people must have to work hard.

    4-A hoping situation is still left.

    I have tried to make sentences using present participle, but i doubt whether these are correct. Are above sentences correct? Following are some words ,Can I use them also in a sentence as present participle?

    the respecting boys,a remembering girl,a dispatching house.
    Can I make any verb to act as present participle by adding " ing", and use in sentences ,or do you suggest me any other method?
    You can add -ing to any verb but that doesn't mean the result will make any sense. In the four examples you gave, only #2 is natural. The other three sound extremely awkward, and #4 is just wrong.

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    Re: present participle

    [QUOTE=onkar;841560]1- Eating boys will be punished.

    NOT A TEACHER


    (1) It's wonderful that you want to understand the use of -ing words in English.

    (2) As the teacher told us, the proper use of -ing words can be very complex.

    (3) I think that many native speakers would laugh at your first sentence. Do you

    realize what it means? For example:

    Eating food in the library will be punished. = If anyone eats food in the library,

    that person will be punished.

    Therefore, "Eating boys will be punished" = If a person eats boys, that person will be

    punished.

    Of course, you did NOT mean to say that.

    Maybe you wanted to say something like:

    Boys eating in class will be punished. (The particlple AFTER the noun in this case is

    fine but not before the noun.) In other words: Boys [who are] eating in class will be punished.)

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