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“It's nice seeing you” Is seeing a gerund here?

I would say it is, in the sense that you could write it as "Seeing you is nice", so that "seeing you" is a noun phrase. Am I wrong in thinking this? Would the same principle apply to: Thank you ...
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Can “english learning” be paraphrased with “of” preposition?

1?) Scheduled session of learning of english. 2?) Scheduled session of learning english. I guess I understand that in sentences there would be "learning english", because there would be subjects, but ...
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Possessive gerund usage

It’s hard to imagine me doing that crime It’s hard to imagine I doing that crime It’s hard to imagine my doing that crime Which of the above three sentences is correct? My grammar book said we ...
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I need some cleaning

everyone Sometimes my friends say something that really confuses me. Here cleaning is used more like a noun(because has an article , "a cleaning") some people call them deverbal nouns. But I'm just ...
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The only option I have is to go or the only option I have is go?

The only option I have is to go or the only option I have is go? What should I use the infinitive or the bare infinitive? Can I say "The only option I have is going"?
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Is it correct to use gerund in these sentences?

"A woman speaking to the TV channel said that it seems nearly impossible to find a retirement home." My question is if it is the same as "a woman who is/was speaking to ...." Same question here: "...
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usage of gerunds

I don't like him wasting time vs I don't like his wasting time what is the difference in meaning of these two sentences
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How would you characterize the gerunds in these cases?

I have these sentences / phrases and am trying to figure out how to characterize the gerunds is each: (a) First on Clark’s list is Japan’s well-known propensity for putting the group before the self, ...
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Do “running down the street” and “run down the street” have the same meaning?

I suddenly found myself running down the street. l suddenly found myself who run down the street. Is running down the street a gerund clause or reduced relative clause?