A structure

English grammar questions, answered by Alan

Moderator: Alan

Post Reply
Gold Member
Posts: 472
Joined: Sun Feb 22, 2004 5:02 am

A structure

Post by pdh0224 » Sun Oct 17, 2004 1:14 pm

Dear teacher,

Mr. Reeve said that in the days after the accident he contemplated suicide, but seeing the faces of his wife and family dissuaded him. His wife, Dana Morosini, an actor and singer, yesterday released a statement thanking "the millions of fans" who supported her husband.

Q : "seeing the faces..."is a subject of "dissuaded", isn't it?

All the best, :)

User avatar
EC Teacher
EC Teacher
Posts: 12886
Joined: Mon Dec 29, 2003 7:56 pm
Status: English Teacher
Location: Japan

Post by Alan » Mon Oct 18, 2004 5:58 am

Yes. 'Seeing' here is a gerund .

Post Reply