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    gerands come before or after the noun

    Should gerands come before or after the noun?

    For example,

    The sleeping baby is Mike's son
    The baby sleeping is Mike's son

    The running dog is mine
    The dog running is mine

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    Re: gerands come before or after the noun

    The sleeping baby is Mike's son (sleeping) present participle function as an adjective


    The baby sleeping is Mike's son (continuous action)
    The baby who is sleeping is Mike's son. When you shorten the who-cluase
    i.e, take off (who is) the sentence reads:
    The baby sleeping is Mike's son.




    The same for the following sentences:

    The running dog is mine
    The dog running is mine

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    Re: gerands come before or after the noun



    If you really want to know about gerunds, when used to add information about a noun, they do go first: "parking space", "skating rink", "serving hatch", "washing machine"....

    But the -ing words in your examples are not gerunds.

    b

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