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In the sentence "What are the benefits of earning money?" what part of speech is the word "earning"?

As another answer notes, "earning" is a gerund. If you look up its headword form ("earn") in a dictionary, the part of speech is verb. In your sentence, it functions as the object ...
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"After computer breaking down we could not restore the lost data"

Your sentence has two problems: The singular common count noun "computer" requires a determiner. "After" is a preposition whose object is "computer". That implies that ...
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I remembered to bring my books and I remember bringing my books. What is the difference between the two?

Look at these two examples: I remembered to bring my books today after leaving them at home last week. The speaker uses the past tense because it was earlier that s/he remembered to take the books ...
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Only a few of them mention a block having specific shape

Pretty sure this is a participle. A gerund is a verbal noun, and as a noun, it stands alone in the sentence. Additionally, a gerund only functions as a noun. Whereas participles function as a verb (...
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