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    gerund vs participle

    See the below sentence.

    Living in a country as ethnically and hence culturally diverse as Trinidad and Tobago
    , and being myself a blend of cultures, has been one of the most significant influences in my life.


    The phrase 'and being myself a blend of cultures' is enclosed by commas so it could be regarded as inserted phrase
    and if so, it might well be regarded as a participle phrase than a gerund phrase,
    but it is natural that we should take it that the phrase is a gerund phrase when we interpret the given example.


    1) If we treat the phrase as a participle phrase, is the conjunction followed by a participle phrase?
    2) if we think of the phrase as a gerund phrase, is the phrase "Living in a country as ethnically and hence culturally diverse as Trinidad and Tobago, and being myself a blend of cultures"
    the subject and why are the commas before 'and' and 'has' put in the phrase ?


    In advance, thank for your help.

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    Re: gerund vs participle

    Answered here.

    Thread closed to save our members' time.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 13-Aug-2014 at 11:55.

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