let's consider this sentence :

"I've read some posts of users saying that the elephant is greater than the lion."

In a grammar point of view, what the type of "saying" here in the sentence?

And, can I say "users are saying" instead of "users saying" in the sentence?

  • You cannot use I've read some posts of users are saying. But you could use I've read some posts of users who are saying. – Jason Bassford Supports Monica Jun 23 '19 at 16:41
  • @Jason Bassford Yes, you said it right. What about the first sentence, is it right? And what the type of the verb "saying" inside it? – user9152856 Jun 23 '19 at 22:44

Yes that first sentence is right. "saying" would be a present participle modifying "users" or possibly "posts".

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