OP:(See the "How to Ask" page for help clarifying this question. ) does it equal (See the "How to ask" page for help and clarify this questiin) . And plus: It would be more correct if I add a comma before "clarifying" in the OP,right?


no, See the "How to Ask" page for help clarifying this question. = See the "How to Ask" page for help (on) clarifying this question.

  • Could you tell me about redeced preposion grammar? I mean,when should I abbreviate preposition like that? – 오준수 Aug 31 '15 at 6:42
  • Here, HELP is a noun, and "Clarifying this question" is anohter noun clause as the help's topic (purpose) – sotondolphin Aug 31 '15 at 6:53
  • It's my own example. (You should read more novels (on) improving your english skill). But I think it also can be like (you should read more novels and improve your english skill)=my example. You know,when the two actions have/modify the sam subject,then I could abbreviate the sentence by using participle clause/ing clause. But I think the OP and the theory I mentioned is not the same thing. – 오준수 Aug 31 '15 at 7:49
  • Maybe it is similar to this example( I have trouble doing sth) or (I am busy doing sth). You know it also can be wrote like ( I have trouble in doing sth) – 오준수 Aug 31 '15 at 7:51
  • I think I get it... I misunderstanded it ... (clarifying ...) functions as an adjective modifying the noun ( help).. – 오준수 Aug 31 '15 at 16:30

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