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  1. rock-onn's Avatar
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    #1

    we looked at the painting.

    We looked at the painting.

    Painting is not gerund here. I read somewhere and sorry that I lost the source.

    Why it is not gerund?

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    #2

    Re: we looked at the painting.

    It's a noun. That's all there is to it.

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    #3

    Re: we looked at the painting.

    It's a gerund in "I enjoy painting". In your sentence, it's simply a noun denoting a picture which has been made using a brush and paint.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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