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  1. Senior Member
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    #1

    excelling nature

    Is the following sentence acceptable?

    I was fascinated by its magnificent appearance, whose wonderful workmanship excelling nature.

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    #2

    Re: excelling nature

    No. "Excelling" is not the proper form. "Excels" works.

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    #3

    Re: excelling nature

    It's ungrammatical.

    Change 'excelling' to 'excels' or 'excelled' and it would be better, though still odd.

    What is 'it'?

    Rover

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    #4

    Re: excelling nature

    My guess is this thread is linked to the one mentioning the world's largest train station. So "it" is (if I'm right), the train station.

    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/a...s-largest.html
    Last edited by charliedeut; 02-Nov-2012 at 16:01. Reason: Added link
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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