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    Which part of speech is 'Holding'?

    Hi teachers,
    There's a picture with this sentence, 'Door attendant holding door for business man leaving hotel.'
    Is it 'holding' a gerund? If yes, is it acting as a noun? If not, what is it?

    Thanks in advance
    Last edited by learning54; 15-Mar-2012 at 08:24.

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    Re: Which part of speech is 'Holding'?

    Quote Originally Posted by learning54 View Post
    Hi teachers,
    There's a picture with this sentence, 'Door attendant holding door for business man leaving hotel.'
    Is it 'holding' a gerund? If yes, is it acting as a noun? If not, what is it?

    Thanks in advance
    It's the present participle of the verb "to hold".

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    Re: Which part of speech is 'Holding'?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    It's the present participle of the verb "to hold".
    Hi,
    Thank you very much for your reply.

    Best,
    L54

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