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    He kept contradicting himself in our conversation

    Sentence: He kept contradicting himself in our conversation.
    - In this sentence, is 'contradicting' a verb or an adjective? I think it's an adjective, and 'kept' is the verb. Is this right?


    Sentence: He kept talking to himself all morning.
    - In this sentence, is 'talking' a gerund or a verb (present participle)?

    I'm quite confused.

    Thank you for teaching me.

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    Re: He kept contradicting himself in our conversation

    I consider both -ing words gerunds.
    I am not a teacher.

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