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    What do you intend

    What do you intend doing after passing High school.

    Is doing Present participle in the above sentence? I understand a participle is a word formed from a verb which can be used as an adjective. So Verb+ing would be either present participle, gerund or may be used as verb with tenses.

    So whenever I see any verb with "ing" I think it is present participle. (if not gerund and verb). Please clarify

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    Re: What do you intend

    The -ing form of a verb used after a preposition such as 'after' must be a gerund instead of a present participle.

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    Re: What do you intend

    You don't pass high school.

    'What do you intend doing after graduating from/finishing high school?'

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    Re: What do you intend

    Is "doing" present participle in the above sentence

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    Re: What do you intend

    I consider 'doing' a gerund in 'intend doing something', but I am not a teacher.

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    Re: What do you intend

    Quote Originally Posted by suniljain View Post
    What do you intend doing after passing High school?
    Quote Originally Posted by suniljain View Post
    Is "doing" present participle in the above sentence?
    Suniljain, please remember to end questions with a question mark.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: What do you intend

    May I say that the -ing form used after a transitive verb must be a gerund?

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