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    Ram persisted

    Ram persisted with his persuasion, angering Arun who..........


    My doubt is why do we use angering, not angered. (I understand we use ...ing with continuous tense only)

    Please clarify

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    Re: Ram persisted

    The use of the present participle clause here indicates that "anger" is a result of "persist."
    It is equivalent to (but shorter and more efficient than) saying: "Ram persisted with his persuasion, and as a result angered Arun."

    Note: "thereby" is often used in such situations.

    Ram persisted with his persuasion, thereby angering Arun.


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    Re: Ram persisted

    Ram persisted with his persuasion, thereby angering Arun.

    why did we use "angering". Can't we use angered as it pertains to past?

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    Re: Ram persisted

    'Ram persisted with his persuasion and thereby angered Arun.'

    Not a teacher.

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