My native-speaker's grammatical intuition tells me that: There is a sleeping man under the tree. is fine but There is a fishing man by the river bank. is wrong. Why? I've thought about ...
Is the sentence below grammatically correct? Good writing requires hard work. Or should it read: Writing well requires hard work. Can a gerund be modified by an adjective or must it be ...
I'm not sure how to describe the use of the bolded words in the following cases: Pete is happy singing a song Anna talked screaming Mike entered the room screaming and laughing Is it ...
I was reading this today: We look forward to following your progress. Am I correct in thinking that it is missing a be or -ing should be removed? So We look forward to be following your progress. ...
I am unsure if I can use this two forms interchangeably (simplified sentences): We did that, hence using the object is the only way. versus We did that, hence the use of the object is the ...
I'm getting into English recently and I'm a little confused by the way people pronounce a word that starts in a vowel right after a word ending in -ing. For example: You have to bring it up now? ...