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Verbals - participle

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I think i have a silly question:
My understanding of Present Participles (-ing) is that they are verb-adj forms (part verb + part adj) that are used to "modify" nouns,verbs or clauses.

In the sentence "I am running". Is "running" a present participle form or a Gerund? ...here the word is "running" modifying something - I (?)

Thanks for your help
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vpavan wrote:
I think i have a silly question:
My understanding of Present Participles (-ing) is that they are verb-adj forms (part verb + part adj) that are used to "modify" nouns,verbs or clauses.

In the sentence "I am running". Is "running" a present participle form or a Gerund? ...here the word is "running" modifying something - I (?)

Thanks for your help



Hi vpavan

Nothing is silly here since everyone is learning something or the other.

There is an extensive collection of post about Verb-Ing modifiers. Please follow below links. This would help you clear these doubts.

1. https://gmatclub.com/forum/usage-of-verb-ing-modifiers-135220.html
2. https://gmatclub.com/forum/verb-ing-modifiers-part-2-in-our-first-article-on-verb-ing-135567.html


Also look into this post for more information- https://gmatclub.com/forum/sentence-correction-megathread-2015-edition-204883.html

Hope it helps...
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