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  1. vaibhavmaskar
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    having" as a present participle

    Could anyone give the example of word "having" as a present participle and gerund?

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    Re: having" as a present participle

    Can you give it a try first? Then we can comment.

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    Re: having" as a present participle

    1. Having a car, Pauline was able to drive him to the airport. (participle 'having')

    2.Having a car is an advantage if you live far from work. (gerund 'having')

    In above two sentence(1, 2) meaning of having is Possessioning or owning car. But in sentence no. 3 to 13 I do not understand exact meaning. if you give a synonymous type of meaning. It's better.



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    Hello, vaibhavmaskar.

    Your understanding of #1 and #2 is correct.
    When I read your original post (#1), you seemed to be asking about the difference between a gerund and a present participle.
    Now in post #3, you are asking about the meanings of those 'having's.

    Hmm... what should I do? (I think you should ask unrelated questions in separate/different threads.)

    Can you identify which ones are gerunds and which ones are present participles?
    (A clue: "Gerunds are used after prepositions.")

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    Re: having" as a present participle

    That is a good list and you were correct about 1 and 2. Can you now try to identify gerunds and participles in the rest and propose meanings for each of them?

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    I think sentence no-3 is participle, sentence no- 4, 7, 8, 12, 13 are gerund. and sentence. no- 5, 6, 9, 10, 11 I d not understand whether gerund or participle.

    Though I understand "having" as gerund or participle , I do not understant which meaning it convey.
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    Mike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vaibhavmaskar View Post
    I think sentence no-3 is participle, sentence no- 4, 7, 8, 12, 13 are gerund. and sentence. no- 5, 6, 9, 10, 11 I d not understand whether gerund or participle.

    Though I understand "having" as gerund or participle , I do not understant which meaning it convey.
    I would say gerunds: 3, 4, 5, 7, 10, 12; participles: 6, 8, 9, 11,13.

    The key to differentiating them is the role each word plays in the sentence. Gerunds functions as nouns. They can be subjects of clauses, objects of verbs, or objects of prepositions. Present participles can be part of of a progressive (continuous) verb or they can act as modifiers (adjectives or adverbs). The participle in 8 is part of the verb "are having" (the "are" is included in "we're"). Number 13 is a little strange. It sounds like the caption of a photograph in a newspaper.

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    I agree with Mike, except for #11. (It might be a gerund, in my opinion.)

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    In my opinion, the phrase with having in 11 appears to modify "transformations. The "as" makes it a little tricky.

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