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    grammatical function of "showing"

    Hi!
    I don't know the grammatical function of "showing" in the below sentence.
    - Most age groups buy more fiction books than non-fiction ones showing that non-fiction is generally less popular than fiction.
    Would you mind explaining it, please?

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    Re: grammatical function of "showing"

    It's the present participle, and there should be a comma before it.

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    Re: grammatical function of "showing"

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    It's the present participle, and there should be a comma before it.
    Thank Rover very much.
    Therefore, it should be
    - Most age groups buy more fiction books than non-fiction ones, showing that non-fiction is generally less popular than fiction.
    Could you please rewrite it so that it is easy for me to understand the syntax, Rover?

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    Re: grammatical function of "showing"

    "..., their buying patterns show that non-fiction is ..."

    Not a teacher.

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