-ing verb

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Cooklava

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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.

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Cooklava

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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.
 
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