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why gerund?

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:19 pm
by Sepehr
I do not know why the gerund has been used in these two words that I underlined.

Countries saw an increase in the percentage of people working part time in 2010.

The number of people becoming vegetarian increased steadily from 1990 to 2000.

Re: why gerund?

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:07 am
by Alan
These are simply participles, not gerunds.