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A lot of candidates had difficulty in using words precisely, such as 'prevent' versus 'avoid' and 'lend' versus 'borrow'. Another example was using 'unuseful' to mean 'useless'.
Is 'using' in "...using 'unuseful' to mean 'useless'" a gerund? Could you give me more examples about this structure?
Have a look at this: Verbals: Gerunds, Participles, and Infinitives - The OWL at Purdue
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Many of the candidates had difficulty using words precisely, such as saying 'prevent' to mean 'avoid' and 'lend' to mean 'borrow.' Another example was their saying 'unuseful' instead of 'useless'.