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The final packaging recycling data for 2016 has been published by the EA, showing that overall, the packaging recycling rate rose by 6.8% on 2015 and now stands at almost 65% ... link

A country survey on CME systems in Europe, including 10 European countries, has been conducted by EACIC, showing that a high percentage ... link

Moreover, several theoretical papers have been written showing that the observed phenomena ... link

I see a lot of news and books are using present participle (-ing) with that.

I checked Cambridge Dictionary and I found the following:

We use that as a conjunction to link a verb, adjective or noun with the following clause.

  • Verb + that-clause: They said that four million ...
  • Adjective + that-clause: It’s important (that) we look ..
  • Noun + that-clause: .. treatment in the hope that he will ...

My question: Can we use verb -ing before that? is the following correct?

He is writing a new book showing that ...

  • Yes, showing that... is grammatical. – Tᴚoɯɐuo Mar 8 '17 at 19:15
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Yes, you can follow a word ending in "-ing" with "that."

However, in your your listed examples and suggestion, "showing" is not a verb. It is a present participle.

A participle is a verb form that functions as an adjective by modifying nouns and pronouns. A participle can be either a present participle or a past participle. A participial phrase includes the participle, plus any modifiers and complements.

http://www.k12reader.com/term/participle-phrase/

So, in your first example sentence:

The final packaging recycling data for 2016 has been published by the EA, showing that overall, the packaging recycling rate rose by 6.8% on 2015 and now stands at almost 65% ...

"Data" is the subject, "has been published" is the verb phrase, and "showing" is the present participle at the beginning of a participial phrase that describes the noun, "data."

In your second example sentence:

A country survey on CME systems in Europe, including 10 European countries, has been conducted by EACIC, showing that a high percentage ...

"Survey" is the subject, "has been conducted" is the verb phrase, and "showing" is the participle at the beginning of a participial phrase that describes the noun, "survey."

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