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    Participle or Gerund..

    Though Jack was born poor, he survived, attending to small chores and taking up part time jobs.

    In this sentence, is "attending" and "taking" participle or gerund.

    Also, is there an easy way to identify?

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    Re: Participle or Gerund..

    I think Gerund has the function of Nouns: They disliked my SINGING.

    Participle: He went home leaving his friends behind. (Also, he was leaving his friends behind)
    in your case it is Participle

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    Re: Participle or Gerund..

    "Jack eked out a living by attending to small chores and taking up part time jobs."
    I think they are gerunds here, because they are after a preposition.

    Not a teacher.

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