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English grammar help. Grammar questions from ESL learners

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Postby jeab » Thu Oct 07, 2004 4:31 pm

When we watch a movie with English subtitle, we see the sentences such as [MEN CHATTERING], [BELLS RINGING], [ANIMAL HOWLING] and [HUMMING CONTINUES]. So chattering, ringing, howling and humming in this case are used as noun, and men, bells, animal are used as adj, right?
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Postby Alan » Fri Oct 08, 2004 4:04 am

Not quite! 'Chattering, howling' and 'ringing' here are PARTICIPLES modifying the nouns (men, animals, etc.) that precede them, while 'humming' is a GERUND.
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