No. It is a gerund that functions as a noun.
Student or Learner
I would say that asking a student for his or her marks is like asking a woman her age or a man his salary.
Does "asking" a present participle in the above sentence?
Is there any way to identify whether any word is gerund or present participle? I always get confused with gerund and present participle.
Why is knowing that important to you, Anil?
Most native speakers neither know nor care what the difference is between the -ing forms.
I want to understand the concept, if any, for my knowledge.