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    Verb

    I was wondering if this is true, ( a verb form ending in-ing is a present participle.) :)
    Thank You
    George

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    Yes, it is. It also might be a gerund, in which case it is a verb acting as a noun.

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    If the -ing form is used after the auxiliary verb 'be' or functions as an adjective, it is the present participle. If it functionas as a noun or as a complement of a verb, it is a gerund.

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    And present participle is also called ' verbal adjective :) whereas ' gerund ' is called ' verbal noun ' :)

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    Yep.

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