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Feb
10
comment have I correctly recognised the apposition?
I think there's an extra "a" in the first sentence.
Apr
13
comment What is the “, gerund” sentence called, and how can I improve it?
Thanks for this information. I agree that they are all grammatical, valid sentences, and in most cases the intended meaning can be extracted. But The danger of ambiguity is what I don't like.
Apr
13
comment What is the “, gerund” sentence called, and how can I improve it?
@David I guess my point is that the first sentence is ambiguous. It can be parsed either way: (1) groups operate as focal points and groups create, or (2) groups operate as focal points, and focal points create a sense of community. I realize now that the reason I dislike this sentence structure is because of this ambiguity.