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    #1

    is often fried, resulting in

    Why is 'resulted' incorrect in the sentence below?

    - This type of food is often fried, resulted in high fat content.

    The answer says 'resulting'.

    Is 'resulting' a gerund in the sentence? Why is 'resulting' right?

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    Re: is often fried, resulting in

    'Resulting' is right because it is a present participle rather than a gerund there.

    That said, some distinguished grammarians like Piscean have come to the conclusion that there is little point in trying to distinguish between gerunds and present participles according to https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/t...=1#post1266824
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    #3

    Re: is often fried, resulting in

    "Resulting" is a present participle, formed from a verb and functions as an adjective.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    #4

    Re: is often fried, resulting in

    1. This type of food is often fried; that results in high fat content.
    2. This type of food is often fried, resulting in high fat content.

    'Results' is a verb in the active voice, so 'resulting' should be used.
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    #5

    Re: is often fried, resulting in

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
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    That said, some distinguished grammarians like Piscean have come to the conclusion that there is little point in trying to distinguish between gerunds and present participles
    Thanks for the compliment, but it's the people I mention (Quirk et al, Huddleston and Pullum) who are the distinguished grammarians.

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    #6

    Re: is often fried, resulting in

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    'Resulting' is right because it is a present participle rather than a gerund there.

    That said, some distinguished grammarians like Piscean have come to the conclusion that there is little point in trying to distinguish between gerunds and present participles according to https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/t...=1#post1266824
    True, but remember that though there may be little point to grammarians, that doesn't necessarily mean there is little point to learners, teachers or other kinds of linguists.

    People make distinctions that are useful to them, and for the particular level of analysis that they are operating on.

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    Re: is often fried, resulting in

    There was a long argument about the usefulness at https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/t...=1#post1200413
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    Re: is often fried, resulting in

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    There was a long argument about the usefulness at https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/t...=1#post1200413
    Thanks, Matthew. That was a fun read.

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