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    us as much workout as possible to improve our fitness.

    Why did the writer use the -ing form “ giving...”?

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    maintains discipline to keep sessions from turning into mostly chat and no work. She makes the most of the classes, giving us as much workout as possible to improve our fitness.

    Does the bold part mean “, and she gives us as much..”?
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    Re: us as much workout as possible to improve our fitness.

    Yes.

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    Re: us as much workout as possible to improve our fitness.

    Please don't space after beginning quote marks.

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    Re: us as much workout as possible to improve our fitness.

    The -ing form makes the second clause a descriptive one that modifies the first clause.
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    Re: us as much workout as possible to improve our fitness.

    She makes the most of the classes, giving us as much workout as possible to improve our fitness.
    The noun ‘workout’ is always countable. Why does the author use ‘much’ rather than ‘many’?

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    Re: us as much workout as possible to improve our fitness.

    Quote Originally Posted by yi-ing View Post
    The noun ‘workout’ is always countable.
    No, it isn't.

    Like 'exercise' it can be both countable and non-countable.

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