Questions tagged [gerund-clauses]

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“no + gerund” or “not + gerund”

In order to compare them, I wrote below sentences: Reading books is the solution not watching TV [a moral advice]. Reading books is the solution no watching TV [a moral advice]. I ...
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What tense is this? 'Despite their already having paid the money…'

I was reading a piece of writing recently and I came across a very strangely phrased sentence that took me a while to understand. Can anyone identify the sentence's tense or really just what makes it ...
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“decision being made” What piece of grammar is it?

Here is a few examples of sentences with "decision being made": www.bbc.co.uk: PESTEC factors could have an impact on the decision being made, for example ... www.co-intelligence.org: When I first ...
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Verb + [adverb clause] + - ing

When we use "verb + - ing" forms, Is it possible to put adverbial phrases between "verb" and "- ing" ? I saw that example down below and it made me think. I suppose "come + -selling" means that the ...