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    #1

    can "comprise" and "involve" be followed by -ing form?

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    1. The main scope of repair comprises repairing steel structure of the hull, including components made of copper.
    2. The ship’s repair also involves repairing pipes in the engine room and rewinding the engine.


    Are these sentences understandable to you and can "comprises" and "involves" be followed by -ing form?

    Both the verbs followed by -ing form mean "consist of" and "embrace, cover" and they may as well be replaced by "include".

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    #2

    Re: can "comprise" and "involve" be followed by -ing form?

    Sentence 2 works. I wouldn't use sentence 1.
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    #3

    Re: can "comprise" and "involve" be followed by -ing form?

    I agree with GoesStation.

    You misspelt "engine" and "form".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: can "comprise" and "involve" be followed by -ing form?

    I stand corrected. As for sentence No.1, what is wrong with it? Are there too many -ing forms in the sentence and would it be better to write "The main scope of repair comprises the repair of steel structure of the hull, including components made of copper or is a wrong verb used?

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    Re: can "comprise" and "involve" be followed by -ing form?

    Quote Originally Posted by JACEK1 View Post
    I stand corrected. As for sentence No.1, what is wrong with it? Are there too many -ing forms in the sentence and would it be better to write "The main scope of repair comprises the repair of steel structure of the hull, including components made of copper or is a wrong verb used?
    Comprises has to be followed by a list of at least two nouns or noun phrases.
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    #6

    Re: can "comprise" and "involve" be followed by -ing form?

    Do you not agree with me about the verb? What is your suggestion? How about using "entails" or "covers" or "includes"?

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    My first choice would be includes.
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