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  1. vaibhavmaskar
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    passive gerund continous form

    continuous - "Being employed" in the textile industry, he knew all about materials.

    Why writer called, this is continuous form? Could anyone explain with example?

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    Re: passive gerund continous form

    I wouldn't call this a continuous form, that is usually reserved for verbs. I also would not call this a gerund. A gerund is an -ing verbal used as a noun. This is a present participle that introduces a participial phrase (being employed in the textile industry). The participial phrase acts an adjective modifying the pronoun "he".

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    Re: passive gerund continous form

    I agree that it's a participle, but consider that to be one of the non-finite forms of a verb.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 19-Mar-2014 at 09:34.

  4. vaibhavmaskar
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    Re: passive gerund continous form

    "Being employed" means "he was being employed" in this sentence. Is this right?

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    Re: passive gerund continous form

    Not really. It has the sense of 'as he was employed'.

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