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getting and got

Postby zhzbuaa » Tue May 29, 2012 7:00 am

Dear teacher: In sentence" After school I went to business college for four years,getting a degree in business administration. " What is the grammar function of" getting a degree in business administration "? Can "getting" be replaced by "got"?
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Re: getting and got

Postby Alan » Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:38 am

It is a participial phrase and could be replaced by 'and got...'
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