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I'm trying to analyze the construction of this sentence:

I'm having so much fun watching.

  1. so much fun = NP, Direct Object of the verb am having
  2. watching =

My question is, is #2 an NP (and gerund) functioning as an object complement of #1?

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As far as I know, "watching" is just called a V+ing Clause (so you could probably call it a Gerund Clause too).

But neither a Noun Phrase nor an Object Complement.

One of the most common uses of the V+ing Clauses is to talk about 2 things happening at the same time:

Ex. She went home crying.

Don't just stand there doing nothing.

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After giving it a thought, I was led to the idea that this type of construction is a result of deletion: She went home while she was crying is the full sentence which is reduced to She went home while crying which is further reduced to She went home crying. Do you think this is wrong? – Sherlock Jun 22 '12 at 8:40
You mean omission or abbreviation? Yes, you got it – Cool Elf Jun 22 '12 at 10:47
Yes -- omission. (Since no further answers have been proposed here, I'll now accept yours.) – Sherlock Jun 22 '12 at 15:58

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