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the compound predicate with "go"

Postby Jededly » Sat Sep 07, 2013 11:35 am

Hello!
There are a lot of cases when we use compound predicates with the verb "go". I would like to know when the ing form is a participle and when is a gerund. Please, look at these cases..
go flying/laughing/rushing etc
The meaning is to move in a particular way, or to do something as you are moving:
The plate went crashing to the floor.
The bullet went flying over my head.
John went rushing off down the corridor.
I think the ing form after "went" is a participle, "went crasing" is a compound nominal predicate.
"went" is a auxiliary verb, and "crashing" is nominal part, describing the subject. The same I would say about the rest two sentences.
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But in "I went sightseeing/swimming/flying yesterday" we deal with the gerund. "sightdeeing/.." means the process, the act. So,"went sightseeing"is a compound verbal predicate.
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Re: the compound predicate with "go"

Postby Jededly » Wed Sep 25, 2013 10:28 am

Hello, could someone knowing the answer post it here, please?
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