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    image of the dark figure moving

    In the following sentence, I know I should use 'moving' but I don't know why. It just sounds right. Please help me to understand why it should be 'moving' and not in any other verb form.

    The image of the dark figure moving intermittently kept appearing in my mind.

    Thank you!

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    Re: image of the dark figure moving

    You can use "that moved".

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    Re: image of the dark figure moving

    The image of the dark figure moving intermittently kept appearing in my mind.

    Can I use 'moving'? And why?

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    Re: image of the dark figure moving

    Hi,

    The context in which this sentence occurred would make me surer of my answer, but I think this is a case where words which are not there, help explain the form of a word that is: The image of the dark figure that had been/was moving intermittently kept appearing in my mind.

    Other people may have different and maybe better ideas, though!

    Sue

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    Re: image of the dark figure moving

    Quote Originally Posted by Sue01 View Post
    but I think this is a case where words which are not there, help explain the form of a word that is: The image of the dark figure that had been/was moving intermittently kept appearing in my mind.
    Sue
    Thank you for the explanation. I must admit that I don't understand what you meant by 'words which are not there, help explain the form of a word that is'. Sorry, I feel rather dumb not understanding what you said.

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    Re: image of the dark figure moving

    It is not a dumb question. Sue meant the phrase "that had been/was" was not present in the original sentence but they help explain why you use "moving".

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