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    Smile Even with all the rehearsing/rehearsal I did,

    Even with all the rehearsing/rehearsal I did, I forgot my lines when I got on the stage.


    Do both rehearsing and rehearsal fit in the above and mean about the same? Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: Even with all the rehearsing/rehearsal I did,

    "Rehearsing" is the best choice here.
    "Rehearsing" is what you did. The rehearsal is what you attended to do your rehearsing.

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    Re: Even with all the rehearsing/rehearsal I did,

    Quote Originally Posted by buggles View Post
    "Rehearsing" is the best choice here.
    "Rehearsing" is what you did. The rehearsal is what you attended to do your rehearsing.
    Thanks, buggles.
    Yes, the original uses "rehearsing," but I still don't get it. What are the differences between "rehearsing" and "rehearsal?"

    Second, if I delete "I did" in the base sentence, which should I use, rehearsing or rehearsal?


    Even with all the rehearsing/rehearsal, I forgot my lines when I got on the stage.

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    Re: Even with all the rehearsing/rehearsal I did,

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    Thanks, buggles.
    Yes, the original uses "rehearsing," but I still don't get it. What are the differences between "rehearsing" and "rehearsal?"

    Second, if I delete "I did" in the base sentence, which should I use, rehearsing or rehearsal?



    Even with all the rehearsing/rehearsal, I forgot my lines when I got on the stage.
    Angli,

    'Rehearsal' is a noun. It means a practice performance. "Angli went to the rehearsal." "

    "Rehearsing" is a verb. It means to practice something. "Angli was rehearsing his part in the play."

    "Even with all the rehearsing, I forgot my lines when I got to the final rehearsal."

    Does this help?

    Cheers,
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    Re: Even with all the rehearsing/rehearsal I did,

    Quote Originally Posted by amigos4 View Post
    Angli,

    "Even with all the rehearsing, I forgot my lines when I got to the final rehearsal."

    Does this help?

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    Amigos4
    Thanks, Amigos4.
    Got it except the bolded part. For me, "rehearsing" in that context functions as a noun.

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    Re: Even with all the rehearsing/rehearsal I did,

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    Thanks, Amigos4.
    Got it except the bolded part. For me, "rehearsing" in that context functions as a noun.
    Angli, how many nouns can you name that end in 'ing'?

    Cheers,
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    Re: Even with all the rehearsing/rehearsal I did,

    Angli,

    I suppose you could say: "Even with all of the rehearsals, I still forgot my lines!"

    Cheers,
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    Re: Even with all the rehearsing/rehearsal I did,

    Quote Originally Posted by amigos4 View Post
    Angli, how many nouns can you name that end in 'ing'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by amigos4 View Post
    Angli,

    I suppose you could say: "Even with all of the rehearsals, I still forgot my lines!"

    Cheers,
    Amigos4
    Thanks, Amigos4.
    To make sure, is there any difference between "rehearsals" and "rehearsing" in the context?


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    Re: Even with all the rehearsing/rehearsal I did,

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    Even with all the rehearsing/rehearsal I did, I forgot my lines when I got on the stage.


    Do both rehearsing and rehearsal fit in the above and mean about the same? Thanks.
    Would it be better with an 's' on rehearsal? See above. Changed my mind. See below.

    Even with all the rehearsals I did, I forgot my lines when I got on the stage.

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    Smile Re: Even with all the rehearsing/rehearsal I did,

    Quote Originally Posted by riverkid View Post
    Would it be better with an 's' on rehearsal? See above. Changed my mind. See below.

    Even with all the rehearsals I did, I forgot my lines when I got on the stage.
    Thanks, riverkid.
    Yeah, I think your suggestion makes perfect sense.

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