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    He lacks the requisite experience for developing his skill.

    I understand that "" we use only in continuous tense. If I am right then under what rule we have used developing in the sentence above.

    Please clarify.


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    Re: developing

    Your "rule" about tense only applies to verbs. In this case, the -ing word is a gerund (which is a noun). As such, it has no tense. "Developing" introduces a gerund (noun) phrase which serves as the prepositional object of "for".

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