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    Mr. Ram received a call

    Mr. Ram received a call from Citibank requesting for his photograph
    which was mailed to Citibank immediately.

    In the above sentence, requesting has been used. I guess request+ing is used due to the rule that after preposition if we use any verb it would be Gerund only.

    Am I correct?

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    #2

    Re: Mr. Ram received a call

    Use "requesting" without "for" or "asking for".

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    Re: Mr. Ram received a call

    Quote Originally Posted by Anil Giria View Post
    I guess request+ing is used due to the rule that after preposition if we use any verb it would be Gerund only.
    I consider 'requesting' a present participle modifying the noun 'call' instead of a gerund used after the preposition 'from', but I am not a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: Mr. Ram received a call

    Call means?

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    #5

    Re: Mr. Ram received a call

    You, a native English speaker, must know what it means.

    Not a teacher.

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    #6

    Re: Mr. Ram received a call

    Quote Originally Posted by Anil Giria View Post
    Mr. Ram received a call from Citibank requesting his photograph, which was mailed to Citibank immediately.

    In the above sentence, requesting has been used. I guess request+ing is used due to the rule that after preposition, if we use any verb, it would be gerund only.

    Am I correct?

    We'll assume that English is not your native language. You might want to correct your member information. Knowing a person's first language sometimes helps us when we give advice.

    Requesting is not a gerund. It is not after from. Citibank (a noun) is after from. Requesting is a verb.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: Mr. Ram received a call

    Just to understand the concept better- I understand requesting is present participle. A participle is a word formed with a verb which can be used as an adjective, to form verb tences etc. Please clarify

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    #8

    Re: Mr. Ram received a call

    I agree with you. "Requesting" is not a verb there; it is a present participle. Gerunds and participles are often called "verbals".

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    #9

    Re: Mr. Ram received a call

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    Requesting is a verb.
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    "Requesting" is not a verb there;
    Any consensus?

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    Re: Mr. Ram received a call

    There is only one correct answer. A present participle cannot be a verb without an auxiliary verb such as "is" or "was".

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