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idiotmike

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"My father's hair, streaked with gray and receding on both sides, is combed straight back to his collar."

Can I use "streaking" instead of "streaked" in the above sentence?

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"My father's hair, streaked with gray and receding on both sides, is combed straight back to his collar."

Can I use "streaking" instead of "streaked" in the above sentence?

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No, "streaked" is correct.
 

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What about "receded", may I use that instead of "receding"?
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What about "receded", may I use that instead of "receding"?
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You could rewrite the whole thing and use "has receded", otherwise "receding" is correct.
 
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