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  1. Senior Member
    Interested in Language
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      • Singapore
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    #1

    spending time by the beach, liberated/liberating from

    Why is 'liberating' wrong in the sentence below? The answer given was 'liberated'. How do I know when to use the '-ing' or the 'ed' form?

    I like the idea of spending time by the beach, liberating from the hustle and bustle of city life.

    Thank you.

  2. VIP Member
    Retired English Teacher
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    #2

    Re: spending time by the beach, liberated/liberating from

    You have been liberated (passive); you are not liberating (active) anything.

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