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    • Join Date: Sep 2006
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    #1

    -ing verb

    Is an "-ing" verb still called a participle when it functions as an adverb?

    Examples:

    The man writing (adjective) the story is nuts.

    The man went nuts writing (adverb) the story.

    Thank you.

  1. #2

    Re: -ing verb

    I guess it is called a gerund.


    • Join Date: Sep 2006
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    #3

    Re: -ing verb

    He went home Monday.

    In the sentence above, Monday, a noun, functions as an adverb by modifying the verb (when).



    The man went nuts writing (adverb) the story.

    So, you are saying that "writing" is a gerund (noun) stating "how" he went nuts.

  2. #4

    Re: -ing verb

    More accurately, "writing the story" is the adverbial clause.

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