This sounds more like a photo caption. It not only lacks a verb, it lacks articles.
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This phrase is a prediction in Google search box. And I am wondering is it correct phrase? Because it has not verb "to be". Also, I would like to know the the parts of speech in this phrase.
Thank you in advance,
What do you mean by that? Do we use this kind of structure somewhere else? Why is it written like that?
Cooking is certainly a verb. It does sound like a caption.
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.
In the Google search box, when you start typing, it starts to suggest things that other people have searched for which seem to be connected to your search. Even though (on this forum) I write in full sentences, if I'm searching Google I simply use the keywords. If I was looking for a photograph of a woman cooking something in her kitchen, I would go to Google and simply type in "woman cooking kitchen". That's the important information as far as Google is concerned. That is generally how people search in Google. I wouldn't type in "Please show me photographs of a woman cooking in a kitchen".
As the others have said, photograph captions aren't usually written in full sentences. Underneath such a photo, I would expect to see, at the most "Woman cooking in [her] kitchen", not "This is a picture of a woman cooking in her kitchen".
Last edited by emsr2d2; 08-Dec-2014 at 15:29. Reason: fixing typo
Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.
I have a question regarding this sentence: "This is a woman cooking in a kitchen".
What is the part of speech of cooking?
A present participle modifying a noun.
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As another member has told you, it is a present participle, for some people feel that it is a shorter way to say: "This is a woman who is cooking in a kitchen."