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    Question ..., but is the rule?

    In the following sentence:

    Parents may be able to provide a better education for their children, (teach).........them skills needed in the real world such as home management and gardening.

    Obviously, the correct form is "teaching". But can anyone explain it from a grammatical point of view?

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    Re: ..., but is the rule?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aous View Post
    In the following sentence:

    Parents may be able to provide a better education for their children, (teach).........them skills needed in the real world such as home management and gardening.

    Obviously, the correct form is "teaching". But can anyone explain it from a grammatical point of view?
    In that use "teaching" is a participle used to introduce a participial phrase.

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