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    participles vs. verbs

    Dear teacher,
    Here is my question, please provide me with the answer:
    In this sentence below what function “possessing” plays? Is it a present participle or a verb? I am confused, I also wondering if “a rich treasury” is the subject for the verb “brings”.

    "We realize that possessing a rich treasury of words brings material gains as well as confidence".
    Please tell me what are the fundamental differences between verbal (present and past).

    Thank you

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    Re: participles vs. verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by 007mohsen View Post

    In this sentence below what function “possessing” plays? Is it a present participle or a verb? There "possessing" is a gerund, a verbal noun.
    I am confused, I also wondering if “a rich treasury” is the subject for the verb “brings”. "possessing a rich treasury of words" is the subject of the verb "brings".

    "We realize that possessing a rich treasury of words brings material gains as well as confidence".

    Please tell me what are the fundamental differences between verbal (present and past). Are you asking about the differences between present and past tense verbs? If so, do you have specific questions?
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