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    #1

    needing to be picked up

    In neither of your examples is there the context of something being on the ground and needing to be picked up.
    [source : https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/a...k-up-take.html #4]

    I would have written the highlighed parts as "need to be picked up". Could you tell me why here "needing", a gerund is used?

    If possible, could you provide me some examples of this kind?


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    #2

    Re: needing to be picked up

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    In neither of your examples is there the context of something being on the ground and needing to be picked up.
    [source : https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/a...k-up-take.html #4]

    I would have written the highlighed parts as "need to be picked up". Could you tell me why here "needing", a gerund is used?

    If possible, could you provide me some examples of this kind?
    something needing to be picked up

    other examples:

    I don't like your answering me back like that!

    I don't like you answering me like that.


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    #3

    Re: needing to be picked up

    another examle:

    I don't like you(r) answering me back like that!


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    Re: needing to be picked up

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Linguaphile View Post
    another examle:

    I don't like you(r) answering me back like that!
    Thank you Linguaphile.

    I know this kind of sentences. I don't think this match with the original one.

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