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 ...
Consider the following sentence: The Bactrian camel is well adapted to the extreme climate of its native Mongolia, having thick fur and underwool that keep it warm in winter and also insulate ...
Must a participial phrase always modify the subject of a sentence, or can it modify the object?
Possible Duplicate: Gerund or infinitive: When to use which? You like to read books. You like reading books. The second second sentence seems to be better than the first. Why is ...
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The infinite, in my understanding, means huge/countless. So in what sense can we call a verb huge/countless?
Beatrice, nine, sent a letter to the actor asking for piracy lessons to help lead a mutiny against the teachers. What does the asking participle phrase act as? Why is participle phrase used ...
we wanted to share some of what you'll see now on foursquare while out exploring your city. Is the bolded text a clause with ellipsis or a participle phrase? If a phrase, is the while a ...