I read a sentence:

I completed course of creating blue jacket conducted by M.S.

Now, I do not know whether I can use 'course' (meaning classes) with 'of' and 'verb+ing' pattern. I know that I should use it before noun like 'make up course' etc, but it doesn't sound proper to me.

Please clarify my doubts regarding structure of this sentence. Thank you.

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    It would help if you would explain a bit more about what you would like this sentence to say.
    – ColleenV
    Jul 15, 2015 at 14:01

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Consider rearranging the words, something like this:

I completed the 'creating blue jacket' course, which was conducted by M.S.


I completed the course on creating a blue jacket, conducted by M.S.

Using 'course of [verb]-ing' doesn't sound standard to me. It's more natural to say, for instance, 'my sewing course', or 'my programming course', than 'my course of programming'.

  • Welcome to the ELL :-). A small suggestion: code formatting is a bit difficult to read (it strains the eyes) so on ELL it is preferred to use block quotes. I hope you don't mind that I've changed it in your answer.
    – Lucky
    Jul 15, 2015 at 12:03
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    No problem, I guess coming from stackoverflow it's natural for me to use code formatting. :)
    – MKHC
    Jul 15, 2015 at 12:38
  • @mk_hcc me too! +1 because I understand!
    – 13509
    Jul 16, 2015 at 14:48

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