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    #1

    Calling

    After watching the episode, I had a lot of people calling me to appreciate my performance.

    I want to understand why do we use calling. (present participle) Why can't we use called. Is there any specific rule?

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    #2

    Re: Calling

    In your sentence, 'watching' is a dangling participle.

    You could say 'After watching the episode, a lot of people called me to appreciate my performance'.

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