Gerunds!

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Gerunds!

Post by paulmallick » Mon Nov 16, 2020 1:46 pm

What is the grammar rule that dictates the use of a gerund in 'arising' in this example sentence? Could I just as easily say 'which arose'?

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Re: Gerunds!

Post by Alan » Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:42 am

Actually it's a participle rather than a gerund, but yes, you could say 'which arose' instead.

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