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    Participle or Gerund..

    Jack joined the team competing in the tournament.Team was competing in the tournament.I want to know whether "competing" is a participle or gerund, and how do we find out.

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    Re: Participle or Gerund..

    Quote Originally Posted by rambharosey View Post
    Jack joined the team competing in the tournament._The team was competing in the tournament.​_I want to know whether "competing" is a participle or gerund, and how do we find out.
    Leave a space after a full stop.

    It's a participle (part of the verb – not used as a noun). Your own second sentence gives you the clue — he wanted to join the team (which was) competing...

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    Re: Participle or Gerund..

    Thanks so much Rover. Crystal clear!!

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