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    #1

    Noun, gerund or participle phrase

    Please help me to identify the type of this clause

    I prefer to stay at home watching TV.
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    prepared meal using microwave.

    Is watching TV , using microwave considered as a Noun, gerund or participle phrase?


    Thank you very much.

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    #2

    Re: Noun, gerund or participle phrase

    First, it should be using "a" microwave.

    In both cases, your phrases are participial phrases acting as adverbs that modify the main verbs.

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    #3

    Re: Noun, gerund or participle phrase

    Hi.
    Quote Originally Posted by sakuyashion View Post
    I prefer to stay at home watching TV.
    Doesn't that sentence need an improvement, please? Is this good I prefer to stay home to watch TV, please?

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    #4

    Re: Noun, gerund or participle phrase

    That is possible, but no better OD.

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    #5

    Re: Noun, gerund or participle phrase

    The original should be "I prepared a/the meal ...".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: Noun, gerund or participle phrase

    My preference is watching TV at home.
    I prepared the meal by using a microwave.

    Are they gerunds now?

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    #7

    Re: Noun, gerund or participle phrase

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    My preference is watching TV at home.
    I prepared the meal by using a microwave.

    Are they gerunds now?
    Hello, Matthew.
    Yes, they are gerunds. However, "My preference is to watch TV at home" would be more natural.

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