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    Post I don't know how can i analyze "having" sentences

    Hello dear friend.
    I don't know how can i analyze sentences that have "having" word.
    I don't know having is verb or adj.
    something is like "Since JavaScript runs on the client, it can respond to events without having to interact with the web server, so things change instantly in the browser, without the user having to press a Submit button."
    somebody can show me a good resource for these sentences?
    I need help.
    Please help me.
    Have a nice day.
    Thank you.

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    Re: I don't know how can i analyze "having" sentences

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    I'm sure you understand the meaning of the sentence, but you're not familiar with the grammatical structure there, right? The grammar here is quite basic, really. You should study a grammar book, and I'd recommend "Understanding and Using English Grammar". Other titles may also be good, but I haven't read them yet.
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    Re: I don't know how can i analyze "having" sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by khanhhung2512 View Post
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    I'm sure you understand the meaning of the sentence, but you're not familiar with the grammatical structure there, right? The grammar here is quite basic, really. You should study a grammar book, and I'd recommend "Understanding and Using English Grammar". Other titles may also be good, but I haven't read them yet.
    Hello my dear friend.
    I understand the meaning of sentence but I don't know why writer write "having" in this sentence, i don't know how can i analyze this sentence.

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    Re: I don't know how can i analyze "having" sentences

    "Having" acts as gerunds here. Gerunds function similar to nouns. You'll find everything you need to know about them in chapter 14 & 15 of the book I mentioned.
    However, I still advise you to study a whole grammar book if you are to take English seriously.
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    Re: I don't know how can i analyze "having" sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by khanhhung2512 View Post
    "Having" acts as gerunds here.
    I think 'having' acts as a gerund in 'the user's having to'. Without the apostrophe -s, it is not a possessive form and 'having' should be a present participle here. Please correct me if I am wrong.

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    Re: I don't know how can i analyze "having" sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    I think 'having' acts as a gerund in 'the user's having to'. Without the apostrophe -s, it is not a possessive form and 'having' should be a present participle here. Please correct me if I am wrong.
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    My book, which I mentioned above, still classifies it as a gerund. In more formal situations, the sentence should be constructed as you described.
    By the way, I guess you meant possessive 's.
    Last edited by khanhhung2512; 15-Sep-2014 at 07:18. Reason: Adding comments
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    Re: I don't know how can i analyze "having" sentences

    Not a teahcer.
    Quote Originally Posted by khanhhung2512 View Post
    My book, which I mentioned above, still classifies it as a gerund.
    Do you mean your book says the -ing form in 'someone doing something' is a gerund instead of a present participle?

    Quote Originally Posted by khanhhung2512 View Post
    I guess you meant possessive 's.
    The apostrophe -s (which means 's) is used to form the possessive, am I wrong?
    Last edited by Matthew Wai; 15-Sep-2014 at 07:51. Reason: Typo

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    Re: I don't know how can i analyze "having" sentences

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    Do you mean your book says the -ing form in 'someone doing something' is a gerund instead of a present participle?
    Nope.
    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    The apostrophe -s (which means 's) is used to form the possessive, am I wrong?
    The "possessive 's" comprises an apostrophe and an 's', but I don't think it's called "apostrophe -s". Well, I may be wrong.
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    Re: I don't know how can i analyze "having" sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by khanhhung2512 View Post
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    The "possessive 's" comprises an apostrophe and an 's', but I don't think it's called "apostrophe -s". Well, I may be wrong.
    You are wrong.

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    Re: I don't know how can i analyze "having" sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post

    The apostrophe -s (which means 's) is used to form the possessive, am I wrong?
    You are not wrong.

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