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    Gerund

    Can somebody telll me or give some examples that in a SVO combination, after object can gerund comes. I have seen many examples where after object infintive comes but can gerund comes after object in a SVO combination.

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    Re: Gerund

    For example:

    1. The teacher dislikes the boy whispering to his classmate.
    2. The teacher dislikes the boy's whispering to his classmate.

    See the discussion here OED The gerund still retains one Possessive before a gerund.

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    Re: Gerund

    don't want you drinking any more

    In this case, is drinking a gerund or a participle ?

    Further, I think in 1st whispering is a participle.


    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    For example:

    1. The teacher dislikes the boy whispering to his classmate.
    2. The teacher dislikes the boy's whispering to his classmate.

    See the discussion here OED The gerund still retains one Possessive before a gerund.

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    Re: Gerund

    Quote Originally Posted by rajan View Post
    don't want you drinking any more

    In this case, is drinking a gerund or a participle ?

    Further, I think in 1st whispering is a participle.
    Well, "want" is normally followed by "to-particle" and not by "a gerund".
    You can say "Don't you want another drink? Or,
    "Don't you want to drink some more?"
    You can use the gerund after "want" when it means "need to be done".
    For example, "The carpet really wants repairing." (British English, informal)(Longman Dict.)
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    Re: Gerund

    Quote Originally Posted by rajan View Post
    [i] don't want you drinking any more.

    In this case, is drinking a gerund or a participle?

    Further, I think in 1st whispering is a participle.
    Ellipsis (Note, be + participle)
    a) I don't want you (to be) drinking anymore.
    b) The teacher dislikes the boy (to be) whispering to his classmate.

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    Re: Gerund

    Do you want to say that in a) drinking is a participle while in b) whispering is not a participle. Pls. explain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    Ellipsis (Note, be + participle)
    a) I don't want you (to be) drinking anymore.
    b) The teacher dislikes the boy (to be) whispering to his classmate.

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