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    WORTHY OF followed by a noun in its gerund form

    Dear teachers and members:

    Is it possible to use ''worthy of'' followed by a noun in its gerund form as below?


    a) Someone who performs good deeds is worthy of being admired.


    Kind regards.
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    #2

    Re: WORTHY OF followed by a noun in its gerund form

    Yes.

    '...is worthy of admiration' would be an improvement.

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    Re: WORTHY OF followed by a noun in its gerund form

    Quote Originally Posted by The apprentice View Post
    Is it possible to use ''worthy of'' followed by a noun in its gerund form as below?

    a) Someone who performs good deeds is worthy of being admired.

    My kindly regards.
    [Not a teacher]

    Is "being" (or "being admired") a noun?

    You mean a verb.
    José Manuel Rosón Bravo

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    Re: WORTHY OF followed by a noun in its gerund form

    No, Jose. "Being" is not a verb there. It is a gerund (noun).

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    Re: WORTHY OF followed by a noun in its gerund form

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    No, Jose. "Being" is not a verb there. It is a gerund (noun).
    The human "being", for instance, I know. But is it "being admired" a gerund noun? I am confused.
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    Re: WORTHY OF followed by a noun in its gerund form

    "Being admired" is a prepositional object. How could it not be a noun?

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    #7

    Re: WORTHY OF followed by a noun in its gerund form

    The -ing form after a preposition is a gerund.

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    Re: WORTHY OF followed by a noun in its gerund form

    Yes, a gerund noun.

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    Re: WORTHY OF followed by a noun in its gerund form

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    "Being admired" is a prepositional object. How could it not be a noun?
    I see. A noun phrase.
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    Re: WORTHY OF followed by a noun in its gerund form

    Well, to be precise, I would call it a gerund phrase, but you are correct.

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