A may mean an event, or an event's profit such like earn 10 dollars in one gambling game.

Is there any problem in using earning?

like is an prep and after the present participle?

And in a gambling game, earn is not a good word to use here?

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    It should be ...such as earning $10 in one game. But mostly you don't "earn" a profit when gambling (except maybe if you're a professional gambler). You win an amount, or make/show a profit. – FumbleFingers Reinstate Monica Jul 24 '13 at 3:23
  • @FumbleFingers How about the use of earning is it good in this situation? Since gambling game is not one formal job? – HyperGroups Jul 28 '13 at 6:47
  • No - as I said, earning is not a good word for money you win at gambling. You earn wages for doing a job, so unless gambling is your "job", don't use that word. – FumbleFingers Reinstate Monica Jul 28 '13 at 13:48

When referring to gambling, I would use the word win, rather than "earn," because it is the result of luck, not skill.

Used as a gerund, one would use the "ing" form; e.g., the event of "winn ing $10..."

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