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    #1

    when my generation was growing up

    Can one use:
    1-My generation growing up, the world was not in the state it is now.
    instead of:
    2-When my generation was growing up, the world was not in the state it is now.


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    Re: when my generation was growing up

    No. It dosn't work. It suggests that the state of the world was somehow because of the growing up of that generation.

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    Re: when my generation was growing up

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    No. It dosn't work. It suggests that the state of the world was somehow because of the growing up of that generation.

    "Growing up" is a present participal here. am I right ?

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    Re: when my generation was growing up

    Quote Originally Posted by vaibhavmaskar View Post
    "Growing up" is a present participal here. am I right ?
    "Growing" is a present participle. In the second sentence is part of a past progressive verb. "Up" is an adverb.

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    Re: when my generation was growing up

    "My generation growing up"

    Is it a noun phrase? and Participle "growing" modifiy noun "generation"?

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    Re: when my generation was growing up

    Quote Originally Posted by vaibhavmaskar View Post
    "My generation growing up"

    Is it a noun phrase? and Participle "growing" modifiy noun "generation"?
    That is the part of the sentence that doesn't work.

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