I want to ask about the gerund and present participles on those sentences below.
- Mr. Wilkins would like some assistance setting up the audio equipment in the conference room.
- Mark offered his full cooperation on a project that is developing a new TV show.
I learned that participle functions like an adjective and mostly used to modify nouns. And gerund acts like a noun. It can be a subject, an object, the object of a preposition, or a subject complement.
In sentence 1, I thought 'setting up' modifies the noun 'assistance', so it is a present participle. In sentence 2, I thought 'developing' acts like a subject complement, so it is a gerund.
Is that correct?