Are the participle and gerund form of a verb always technically the
same and in all tenses (in the sense of spelling) or do deviations
Remember that verbs have different participles according to tense.
The gerund is always identical to the present participle. It is always differently spelled from the past participle.
The gerund itself has no tense ...
In the first sentence, set off crying because it's a separate action. If the sentence read "Alice walked out of the burning school crying," it becomes ambiguous who is doing the crying -- Alice or the burning school. You have to purposefully focus on the fact that burning schools don't cry to sort out the meaning of the sentence, and even then you'...
Depress is a transitive verb, requiring an object. Tire may be transitive or intransitive.
Hence “I tire” makes intransitive sense (I am tiring somehow), but “I depress” is incomplete, lacking an object.
Now let us consider your sentence.
“I found her tiring” may mean that she was becoming tired or it may mean that you found her (to be a) tiring (gerundial ...