Student or Learner
I've found the following:
1. My boss put me to work cleaning his room.
I don't understand the part "work cleaning ..." well.
Is this "work cleaning ..." a kind of set phrase or something, though I've not found such a phrase in some dictionaries?
According to the explanation of some dictionaries, this "work" is a noun and this "cleaning" is a gerund, right?
Thank you very much in advance for your help.
Don't consider 'work cleaning' in isolation.
Try saying the sentence with a slight pause between those two words.
'My boss put me to work [doing what?] cleaning his room.'
It means 'My boss gave me the job of cleaning his room'.
Last edited by Rover_KE; 14-Aug-2014 at 22:29.