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    hello. why do we use ing with going in this sentence? what is grammar form?going!!! without to be verb? what do you mean going

    (Apparently,the government wants to increase the number of young people going to university)
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    Re: ing

    Quote Originally Posted by hesam71 View Post
    Hello. Why do we use "-ing" with "going" in this sentence? What is the grammar form of going!!! without the verb "to be"? verb? What do you mean does "going" mean?

    "Apparently, the government wants to increase the number of young people going to university."
    Please see my corrections to your post, in red.

    Your sentence could be worded "... wants to increase the number of young people who go to university". Does that help?

    With reference to my corrections, please study and follow these rules of written English at all times:

    - Start every sentence with a capital letter.
    - End every sentence with a single, appropriate punctuation mark.
    - Always capitalise the word "I" and all proper nouns.
    - Do not put a space before a comma, full stop, question mark or exclamation mark.
    - Always put a space after a comma, full stop, question mark or exclamation mark.

    Put the words and phrases you are querying or giving as examples inside quotation marks to make them stand out from the rest of your text.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: ing

    hesam71, please correct the information in your profile.

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    Re: ing

    Hesam, in your example, "going" is a participle. It introduces a participial phrase that acts as an adjective and modifies "young people".

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