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Questions on usage of verb + ing / being [#permalink] New post 28 Sep 2004, 09:03
Hi Everyone,

Just to quickly give you a brief introduction, I am Mohit Gupta, currently in New Jersey preparing for GMAT. I have enrolled for GMAX Online and I have found it really helpful. I thank Praetorian for writing such an honest review about the course.

I am interested in finding out if any one in this forum has prepared an exercise on the usage of the verb+ing. To my understanding 70% of the times a choice which has verb+ ing is wrong and can be eliminated however there are specific occasions when the usage of the form verb+ing is mandatory.

So if there is a collection of question which is aimed at grilling this peculiar usage then it can be of help to all.

I particularly request Praetorian to find out if they can provide any guidance on this.


Thanks,

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 [#permalink] New post 28 Sep 2004, 11:15
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Welcome to GMAT Club. Thank you for your kind words. enjoy the course.

while i have no come across any such a specific exercise. but here are some websites for your reference. the webster website might have some exercises.

http://webster.commnet.edu/grammar/verbs.htm
http://www.bartleby.com/64/C001/047.html

Additional reference:
http://englishplus.com/grammar/00000040.htm

My guess is that you question was about the present participle "being".
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Sep 2004, 11:54
yes, your question should be about present participles. Here is a good link about a present participle question. I would not got to say that 70% of questions with verb+ing should be discarded. You just have to be careful about when to pick it and for what reason.

http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=10198

Also, check my last message in that thread which will also give you other links about participial phrases and also some help on other concepts such as run-on sentences, ellipses and parenthetical elements
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Thanks [#permalink] New post 29 Sep 2004, 06:57
Thanks for providing the links.
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 [#permalink] New post 29 Sep 2004, 22:37
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