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    "Our + V. + -ing"



    "Truth-telling requires that we speak from a motive of love—wanting the very best for another—and not from a motive of ‘proving my point.’ We cannot desire to ‘win’ or ‘get even.’ Motive is so all-important. Watching our mate’s reaction to our sharing will often reveal the impact of our ‘truth-telling’."


    When a verb preceded by a possessive pronoun should be constructed in gerund?


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    Re: "Our + V. + -ing"

    When a verb preceded by a possessive pronoun should be constructed in gerund?
    I'm not sure what you are asking here, OD. Can you rephrase your question?

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    Re: "Our + V. + -ing"




    Thank you for your question.


    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    "Watching our mate’s reaction to our sharing will often reveal the impact of our ‘truth-telling’."
    Why do we have the verb share being constructed in –ing form? Does that mean that any verb preceded by possessive pronouns (our, her, his, your, its) should take gerund?

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    Re: "Our + V. + -ing"

    I wouldn't say any verb should be in gerund form, but some verbs can be in gerund form after possessive pronouns.

    'We enjoyed his singing.'
    'He likes my dancing.'

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    Re: "Our + V. + -ing"

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post



    Thank you for your question.




    Why do we have the verb share being constructed in –ing form? Does that mean that any verb preceded by possessive pronouns (our, her, his, your, its) should take gerund?

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    Re: "Our + V. + -ing"

    When a verb preceded by a possessive pronoun should be constructed in gerund?
    No....

    I understand what you meant.

    Gerund is a verb+ing to make it a noun. It don't have to be preceded by pronouns. It's used like general nouns.

    Swimming is good for you.

    Walking in the morning makes me feel good.

    I don't like walking in the morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noppanat View Post
    No....

    I understand what you meant.

    Gerund is a verb+ing to make it a noun. It don't have to be preceded by pronouns.
    I'm afraid you didn't understand OD's question.

    Please use standard English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chicken Sandwich View Post
    I'm afraid you didn't understand OD's question.

    Please use standard English.

    Sorry

    Gerund is a verb+ing to make it a noun. It don't have to be preceded by pronouns.

    to

    Gerund is a verb+ing to make it a noun. It doesn't have to be preceded by pronouns.

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    Re: "Our + V. + -ing"

    Noppanat, for the second time, will you please read this extract from the forum's Posting Guidelines:

    "You are welcome to answer questions posted in the Ask a Teacher forum as long as your suggestions, help, and advice reflect a good understanding of the English language. If you are not a teacher, you will need to state that clearly at the top of your post."

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    Re: "Our + V. + -ing"

    Quote Originally Posted by noppanat View Post
    Sorry

    Gerund is a verb+ing to make it a noun. It don't have to be preceded by pronouns.

    to

    Gerund is a verb+ing to make it a noun. It doesn't have to be preceded by pronouns.
    Your reply, while now grammatical, is still incorrect!
    The examples you cite are irrelevant, since none contains a verb-form directly preceded by a pronoun.
    The answer to the originally posed question is YES.

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