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    #1

    Surfing is a popular sport in the summer.

    Given the sentence,

    "Surfing is a popular sport in the summer."

    Is the following correct?

    "Surfing" is a gerund modified by the adverbial prepositional phrase "in the summer"

    Is there anything wrong with writing the sentence as follows,

    "In the summer, surfing's a popular sport."

    "Surfing, in the summer, is a popular sport."

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    #2

    Re: Surfing is a popular sport in the summer.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tone dog View Post
    Given the sentence,

    "Surfing is a popular sport in the summer."

    Is the following correct?

    "Surfing" is a gerund modified by the adverbial prepositional phrase "in the summer"

    Is there anything wrong with writing the sentence as follows,

    "In the summer, surfing's a popular sport."

    "Surfing, in the summer, is a popular sport."
    The last two sentences are grammatical, but the third is a bit clumsy.

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    #3

    Re: Surfing is a popular sport in the summer.

    "Surfing is a popular summer sport."

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    #4

    Re: Surfing is a popular sport in the summer.

    This is condensing the adverbial phrase into an adjective?

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    #5

    Re: Surfing is a popular sport in the summer.

    Not necessarily. Raymott has simply produced a natural English sentence. There is no reason to think he has 'condensed' anything.

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    #6

    Re: Surfing is a popular sport in the summer.

    Yes, I now see how it was condensed and also noticed the shift away from a verb based action sentence to a passive noun based sentence.

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    #7

    Re: Surfing is a popular sport in the summer.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tone dog View Post
    Yes, I now see how it was condensed and also noticed the shift away from a verb based action sentence to a passive noun based sentence.
    No, really, I don't think I can take credit for all that!

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