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# is it possible to use a gerund as an adjective????

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07 May 2013, 02:15
The speaker is both entertaining and an inspiration.

Is this sentence technically wrong?
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07 May 2013, 02:18
abhinawster wrote:
The speaker is both entertaining and an inspiration.

Is this sentence technically wrong?

Yeah ..for me this is wrong ................... & it should be ::::: The speaker is both entertaining and inspiring.
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07 May 2013, 02:49
In this sentence, entertaining is an adjective. Does that imply that gerund can be an adjective??
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07 May 2013, 02:57
abhinawster wrote:
In this sentence, entertaining is an adjective. Does that imply that gerund can be an adjective??

Yeah ................. As much as I know.. Gerund can work as an adjective... but the above sentence is wrong for me ,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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Actually a 'gerund' used as an adjective is the present participle... A gerund is a noun..
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07 May 2013, 04:59
MacFauz wrote:
Actually a 'gerund' used as an adjective is the present participle... A gerund is a noun..

Thanx........this cleared my Doubt.
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