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    trending music or music trending ??

    Hi experts, I am just wondering which one is correct ? I know trending is adjective but I see people still use music trending sometimes ? Can you help me this please.

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    Re: trending music or music trending ??

    'Trending' is not always an adjective. You will have to give us an example sentence. There's nothing either right or wrong about "trending music" or "music trending" as phrases.

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    Re: trending music or music trending ??

    Hi Ray, thanks for your answer, I am just using it in a normal question " what is a trending music in state " or something like that. If there is nothing either right or wrong about it then when to use the right one ?

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    Re: trending music or music trending ??

    How about What music is trending in xxxx?

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    Re: trending music or music trending ??

    Good question! Let's fix it up, then give it back to Ray.

    1. Sentences that are questions begin with capital letters and end with question marks.

    2. We don't say "a trending music." The article "a" does not make sense with "music." You can't count music. You CAN count songs.

    3. We don't say "in state" unless we're (a) talking about a dead head of government "lying in state" or (b) describing a location: "He's going to college in-state. She's going to college out-of-state." We DO say "in this state," "in that state," "in your state," "in my state," in Maria's state," and so on.

    So these are grammatical:

    - What is the trending music in your state?
    - What music is trending in your state?
    - What is a trending song in your state?
    - What songs are trending in your state?

    Do you like any of those?
    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: trending music or music trending ??

    Hi Charlie, thanks for pointing it out. The first one sounds exactly what I meant but can I also say "What is the music trending in your state?"

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    Re: trending music or music trending ??

    Quote Originally Posted by danghuynh88 View Post
    Hi Charlie, thanks for pointing it out. The first one sounds like exactly what I meant. but cCan I also say "What is the music trending in your state?"
    No. You could say What music is trending in your state?
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: trending music or music trending ??

    You'll notice, danghuynh88, that "trending" is most often a present participle in the above sentences, not an adjective. That is why I asked for a sentence.
    "This music is trending." (participle)
    "This is trending music." (adjective)
    In other cases, -ing words can be nouns (gerunds). That is why a two-word phrase can't usually be discussed meaningfully without a wider context, such as a full sentence.

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