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    Question Help Me with Gerunds

    1 Brian intends seeing you immediately.(?)

    2 He advised applying for the job immediately.(?)

    3 Amy regrets spending so much money on clothes today.(?)
    4 My wife is out shopping now.(?)


    Have I got these correct, I think sentences one and three contain gerunds, where-as sentences two and four do not.


    Is this right, and if not why not

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    Re: Help Me with Gerunds

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    Sentence #1, to me, cannot take an -ing form: intends to see.


    #2 and #3 are gerunds, as you can see by recasting them:

    2-- Applying for the job immediately was his advice.

    3-- Spending so much money on clothes today is what she regrets.


    #4 is a participle as part of the continuous verb (just remove the adverb to see this):

    4 My wife is shopping now.
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    Re: Help Me with Gerunds

    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Micawber View Post
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    Sentence #1, to me, cannot take an -ing form: intends to see.


    #2 and #3 are gerunds, as you can see by recasting them:

    2-- Applying for the job immediately was his advice.

    3-- Spending so much money on clothes today is what she regrets.


    #4 is a participle as part of the continuous verb (just remove the adverb to see this):

    4 My wife is shopping now.
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    I tend to agree with you that sentence one cannot take an -ing ending but for the course I am undertaking I must answer yes it has gerund or no it does not have a gerund, so which in your opinion would it be?

    Thanx Lloyd

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    Re: Help Me with Gerunds

    Quote Originally Posted by SPACEDOUT66 View Post
    I tend to agree with you that sentence one cannot take an -ing ending but for the course I am undertaking I must answer yes it has gerund or no it does not have a gerund, so which in your opinion would it be?

    Thanx Lloyd
    If the teacher insists on "seeing", it is a gerund.

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