Student or Learner
This time I have got a tough one for you:
I was reading through The Compound Subject section of my grammar book when I came to the following sentence:
Being submissive is not necessarily naive.
Being submissive is stated (in book 1) as a Participial Phrase.
Another Grammar book says:
"Failing the exam was a major disappointment to him, to me and to Eva."
Failing the exam is stated (in book 2) as a Gerund Phrase.
On the internet now following info:
A participial phrase commonly functions as an adjective.
Thus, book 1 must be wrong because I can replace the compound subject with "it" and therefore "it" is a noun, not an adjective.
Please help me out here!