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    TOEIC grammar question

    Upon entering, proceed to the sign-in table and present your __________________ form to one of the conference administrators.
    (A) registering
    (B) registration
    (C) register
    (D) to register

    The answer is (B),But why not do (A)
    In back of space,"form" as a objective should be modified by gerund.
    I think (A) should be the best answer.
    Who someone could tell me why (B) is the best answer?

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    Re: TOEIC grammar question

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    B is the only adjective.
    Some verbs can be changed to adjectives by additing 'ing' but not 'register'.

    P.S. 'Registering' can also be an adjective but not in the context.
    Last edited by tedmc; 08-Oct-2014 at 07:20. Reason: P.s. added

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    Re: TOEIC grammar question

    In this case "registration" is an attributive noun. It acts as an adjective that modifies "form". It becomes a form for registration. If you use "registering", it is a participle which could be an adjective. But it would leave us with a form that is registering. Forms don't register.
    Last edited by MikeNewYork; 08-Oct-2014 at 08:00. Reason: typo

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    Re: TOEIC grammar question

    A similar example would be an 'application form' - not "applying form".
    They are compound nouns, aren't they?

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    Re: TOEIC grammar question

    'Registering people have to submit the form by the deadline.'
    Is it correct?

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    Re: TOEIC grammar question

    No, it goes with the people who are responsible for the registration i.e. registering authority, registering officer.

    Registrant is also a word.

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    Re: TOEIC grammar question

    'People who wish to register have to ...' sounds more natural to me.
    (The 'people' in your version looks/sounds like the object of the gerund 'registering'.)

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    Re: TOEIC grammar question

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    In this case "registration" is an attributive noun. It acts as an adjective that modifies "form". It becomes a form for registration. If you use "registering", it is a participle which could be an adjective. But it would leave us with a form that is registering. Forms don't register.
    According to this result, why revolving door can not be called revolution door ?

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    Re: TOEIC grammar question

    Quote Originally Posted by kiann View Post
    According to this result, why revolving door can not be called revolution door ?
    This is a good question.

    With doors alone, there are different types. There is revolving door, swing door (why not swinging door?), sliding door, roller shutter door, foldable door, collapsible door, etc.

    I don't think that there is a definite rule/pattern as to the use of verb derivatives as adjectives.

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    Re: TOEIC grammar question

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    This is a good question.

    With doors alone, there are different types. There is revolving door, swing door (why not swinging door?), sliding door, roller shutter door, foldable door, collapsible door, etc.

    I don't think that there is a definite rule/pattern as to the use of verb derivatives as adjectives.

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    Are those specific rule in english?

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