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    progressing and suggesting

    "Most people seem to have more bad dreams early in the night, progressing toward happier ones before awakening, suggesting that they are working through negative feelings generated during the day." (RET.117)

    Please tell me the grammatical functions of the two -ings and whether we can use to infinitive instead.
    Thanks a lot!

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    Re: progressing and suggesting

    Most people seem to have more bad dreams early in the night that progress toward happier ones before awakening, which suggests that they are working through negative feelings generated during the day.

    I'm sorry, I can't tell you the exact grammar of the -ing forms, but these relative pronouns might show you the relationship. Hopefully someone else can help you!

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