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I do not know what we call this part of sentence: "to be deceiving"

For example: It is like to be deceiving the whole nation. Inside above sentence, what do we say the part "to be deceiving"? Does it have any specific name? As I know about this: Is there ...
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Verbs in these sentences

In the sentence “I went jogging” am I correct in thinking “went” is the verb? And jogging a gerund? In the sentence “David jogs for a mile every day” Jogs is the verb? In the sentence “David had ...
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Use of "was not to"

Why there uses "to" and what part of speech the word blame? I was not to blame for your death.
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What is the grammatical function of "circumstances as they are" in this sentence?

I find this sentence in an online article strange and even jarring for several reasons. With limited provisions, he awaits reinforcements, but circumstances as they are, is believed lost to the ...
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Is "alarmed by the clock" a parenthesis or participle clause in this sentence?

Tony nervously watched the woman, alarmed by the clock. In this sentence, is alarmed by the clock a parenthesis or a participle clause modifying object Tony?
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What is the grammatical name and function of this part of the sentence?

In the sentence Conciously postponing a decision is not the same as indecision. what is the grammatical name and function of the part in italics?
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Function of did

What is the function of did in this paragraph? I did get quite a few letters from all over the country.. I tried to search on google about this but I haven't found something useful.
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Can this clause function as an adverbial of reason?

I couldn’t analyse the structure of this sentence properly. Specifically, i don’t know what is the function of the clause “over giving weighting factor to the role of youngsters.” This is the whole ...