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  1. nininaz's Avatar
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    Exclamation "There are plenty of festivals all year round in my country. I think it is great bec

    "There are plenty of festivals all year round in my country. I think it is great because I get to have fun going out or just have time to my self"
    why did the writer use " v+ing " after fun?!
    Is it considered to be correct?!

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    Re: "There are plenty of festivals all year round in my country. I think it is great

    "going out" is a gerund not a verb. The finite verb here is "get to".
    This is like "I want to go swimming tomorrow". The verb is "want" and the gerund is "swimming".

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    Re: "There are plenty of festivals all year round in my country. I think it is great

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    "going out" is a gerund not a verb. The finite verb here is "get to".
    This is like "I want to go swimming tomorrow". The verb is "want" and the gerund is "swimming".
    Thanks. I knew it was the gerund. I just want to know why we use gerund after have fun ?!

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    Re: "There are plenty of festivals all year round in my country. I think it is great

    Niniaz asked you a question and I would like to hear the answer. If "going" is a gerund (noun) in that sentence, please parse the sentence for us.

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