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    it is a passive telling us

    Hello all!
    In the sentence below what is "telling" In terms of grammatically?

    "It is understood" is a passive telling us that the author has received a particular piece of information.

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    Re: it is a passive telling us

    Quote Originally Posted by moseen View Post
    In the sentence below what is "telling" In terms of grammatically?
    I think you mean 'what part of speech is "telling"?'.
    'Participles can act like adjectives'—quoted from http://m.page.macmillan.com/qdt/parts-of-speech
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: it is a passive telling us

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    I think you mean 'what part of speech is "telling"?'.
    'Participles can act like adjectives'—quoted from http://m.page.macmillan.com/qdt/parts-of-speech
    Yes I mean what part of speech

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    Re: it is a passive telling us

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    I think you mean 'what part of speech is "telling"?'.
    'Participles can act like adjectives'—quoted from http://m.page.macmillan.com/qdt/parts-of-speech
    Can't we write that as "tell us"

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    Re: it is a passive telling us

    Quote Originally Posted by moseen View Post
    Yes, I mean what part of speech.
    Quote Originally Posted by moseen View Post
    Can't we write that as "tell us"?
    Take care to end every sentence with a punctuation mark.

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