The sentence I'm having trouble with is:

Show the class how to perform the activity by having one student act as the giver and you acting as the receiver.

Should it be "you act as the receiver" or "you acting as the receiver"?

  • Yes, that one's no problem. There's a strange reluctance to put -ing's too close together in English, but the more irrelevant words you put between them the less anyone notices. This is a corollary of Zwicky's Law. Dec 10 '20 at 0:04
  • I would use the same thing in both: "one student act" and "you act". Maybe even better "having one student act" and "having you act".
    – GEdgar
    Dec 10 '20 at 0:04

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