why gerund?

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why gerund?

Post by Sepehr » Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:19 pm

I do not know why the gerund has been used in these two words that I underlined.

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Re: why gerund?

Post by Alan » Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:07 am

These are simply participles, not gerunds.

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