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Can somebody explain this in an easier way?

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Hi this is from the manhattan SC book. I came across these while studying and am having some trouble to infer what exactly this means. Please help

Any –ing word functioning as part of the verb form will have another verb
immediately before it, as in the is playing example. If no prior verb exists, then
the –ing word is not acting as a verb.

Any -ing words that are not verbs and not separated from the rest of the
sentence by a comma will either be a noun, as in Playing soccer is fun, or
modify another noun, as in The girl playing soccer is my sister.
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Easy is hard to define sometimes but I can definitely be explained in a more detailed way. You can start here: https://gmatclub.com/forum/usage-of-ver ... 35220.html

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blueviper wrote:
Hi this is from the manhattan SC book. I came across these while studying and am having some trouble to infer what exactly this means. Please help

Any –ing word functioning as part of the verb form will have another verb
immediately before it, as in the is playing example. If no prior verb exists, then
the –ing word is not acting as a verb.

Any -ing words that are not verbs and not separated from the rest of the
sentence by a comma will either be a noun, as in Playing soccer is fun, or
modify another noun, as in The girl playing soccer is my sister.


Go through the link provided by BB and the attached PDF. Both Combined will sum up all the types of -ing words.
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blueviper wrote:
Hi this is from the manhattan SC book. I came across these while studying and am having some trouble to infer what exactly this means. Please help

Any –ing word functioning as part of the verb form will have another verb
immediately before it, as in the is playing example. If no prior verb exists, then
the –ing word is not acting as a verb.

A VERBing(like playing ,singing,dancing,eating etc.)
If these action (VERBing) words are preceded by and helping VERB (such as IS,ARE,AM..was) then they act as a VERB.

For example ,
We are studying for GMAT.(Are -helping verb,MAIN Verbing-Studying).

Any -ing words that are not verbs and not separated from the rest of the
sentence by a comma will either be a noun, as in Playing soccer is fun, or
modify another noun, as in The girl playing soccer is my sister.


Any other INg verbs act as modifiers if they are not preceded by a helping VERB.
Reading books is my hobby.
Here "reading" as a modifier.

The dog sitting on the table is wild.

The dog (sitting on the table) is wild.Bracket part acts as a modifier for Dog,,Gives extra information.


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blueviper wrote:
Hi this is from the manhattan SC book. I came across these while studying and am having some trouble to infer what exactly this means. Please help

Any –ing word functioning as part of the verb form will have another verb
immediately before it, as in the is playing example. If no prior verb exists, then
the –ing word is not acting as a verb.

Any -ing words that are not verbs and not separated from the rest of the
sentence by a comma will either be a noun, as in Playing soccer is fun, or
modify another noun, as in The girl playing soccer is my sister.




A VERBing(like playing ,singing,dancing,eating etc.)
If these action (VERBing) words are preceded by and helping VERB (such as IS,ARE,AM..was) then they act as a VERB.

For example ,
We are studying for GMAT.(Are -helping verb,MAIN Verbing-Studying).

Any other INg verbs act as modifiers if they are not preceded by a helping VERB.
Reading books is my hobby.
Here "reading" as a modifier.

The dog sitting on the table is wild.

The dog (sitting on the table) is wild.Bracket part acts as a modifier for Dog,,Gives extra information.


Please press Kudos if it helps!!
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