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    problem with ing form

    Please consider the below sentence.

    "Every one is capable of connecting to the internet and making their contribution to the rest of the world"

    above sentence may not hold a proper meaning but I have an issue with grammar used in the sentence. Why it has to be making instead of make

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    Re: problem with ing form

    Quote Originally Posted by Chamara Janaka View Post
    Please consider the below sentence.

    "Every one is capable of connecting to the internet and making their contribution to the rest of the world"

    above sentence may not hold a proper meaning but I have an issue with grammar used in the sentence. Why it has to be making instead of make
    It is about parallelism -- same structure in both phrases.

    It could be:

    Everyone can connect to the Internet and make...

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    Re: problem with ing form

    Thank you for the answer.

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    Re: problem with ing form

    Quote Originally Posted by Chamara Janaka View Post
    Thank you for the answer.
    ***NOT A TEACHER***

    Hello, Chamara Janaka.

    Please note this.
    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    You're welcome, but there is no need to write a new post to say thank you. Simply click the Like button on any posts you find helpful. It means that we don't have to open the thread again to read your new post and then find that it doesn't include any new information or an additional question.
    Quote Originally Posted by Chamara Janaka View Post
    Please consider the below sentence.
    ...
    BTW, I think that it should be "Please consider the sentence below ". As far as I know, "below" is not universally acknowledged as an adjective.


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    Re: problem with ing form

    Quote Originally Posted by Chamara Janaka View Post
    Why it has to be making instead of make
    Capable of- we use a gerund after a preposition, and so we use gerunds for both connecting and making.

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    Re: problem with ing form

    Quote Originally Posted by Chamara Janaka View Post
    Please consider the below sentence.
    I would replace "below" with "following".

    Not a teacher.

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