1. The sentence Brian hugging Michael in the street used as the topic of the article??Episode XIX – Brian hugging Michael in the street. ~~ Ahhh, by far and away one of my favorite endings. What really interests me (aside from how poignant it was), is the name of the group who does the song during this scene. It couldn't have been more perfect (Badly Drawn Boy), especially given the fact that Brian had actually been drawn at that point (by Justin).
2. So noun+ ving +noun ---->can used as a sentence, as noun, as individual, without following by clause or modifying some word?
3. Is it participle phrase or gerund phrase?
4. Is it the same case as "Michael and David disagree about Michael puttting up his posters"?
1. The title: Brian hugging Michael in the street is not a sentence. As with headlines, titles are often phrases instead of sentences.Originally Posted by wendy
2. Not in a complete sentence. To make that title a sentence, one would need to add "was" or "is" before "hugging". That would make a complete progressive verb "is/was hugging".
3. In my opinion, it is neither, although "hugging" is a participle. It is part of a progressive verb form [to be + present participle]. If one changed it to "Brian hugging Michael was a strange sight", then "hugging Michael" would be a participial phrase modifying "Brian".
4. No. :wink:
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