Dear members and teachers:
Is a present participle phrase really either a present continuous or simple present reduced clause?
(1) I can hear Lisset. She's talking to Luisana.
a - I can hera Lisset talking to Luisana.
b - Liset is the one talking to Luisana, I can her her.
(2) I see Nilson. He's sitting next to Yorky.
c - I see Nilson sitting next to Yorky.
d - Nilson is the one sitting next to Yorky.
(3) The girl is my sister. The girl has blond hair.
e - The girl who has blond hair is my sister.
f - The girl having blond hair is my sister.
g - The girl with blond hair is my sister.
Basically what I want to know is if a PRESENT PARTICIPLE is a reduced PRESENT PROGRESSIVE or a SIMPLE PRESENT claused
I ask for your help and assistance.
Last edited by The apprentice; 04-May-2015 at 15:36.