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Is this sentence correct?

I am not going to stand here watching you do it.

I saw it in an article. If it is - and I think it is - why is "watching" a gerund? What is the grammar structure? Is it a subject complement or something similar?

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    If you saw it in a published article and it was written by a native speaker, you are entitled to assume it's grammatical, even if looks like it violates some rule you've learned. So, yes, it is correct. As for why watch is a gerund, that's because a subordinate clause like that coming after stand has to be a gerund. You could also say stand here and watch you do it, which is just conjunction reduction and not a subordinate clause. – John Lawler Sep 22 '16 at 17:21
  • Thank you very much for your answer! I will remember the skill! – user197581 Sep 22 '16 at 17:28
  • Watch is not a gerund (as the term is usually understood). It is a participle, and the phrase "watching you do it" is an adverbial phrase modifying "stand [here]". – Colin Fine Sep 22 '16 at 17:36
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    The difference between a gerund and a present participle in English is entirely theoretical. As is the categorization of watching you do it as an adverbial phrase. I would say it's much more complex than that. – John Lawler Sep 22 '16 at 17:49
  • @ColinFine Sorry for bothering you guys! As this kind of questions have confused me for a while. What you said "watching you do it" is an adverbial phrase modifying "stand [here]." Is the grammar complement? What key word should I use to search if I want to learn about the grammar? – user197581 Sep 22 '16 at 18:28
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"Watching' here is a participle phrase. You could add 'while' before it and it would still be an adverbial of time. It cannot have a function of a nominal phrase, so not a gerund.

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