Groups and Gerunds

Ted tedl at voyager.net
Sat Dec 14 11:16:01 EST 2002


Richard Gaskin wrote:

>>
I think I may have discovered the source of this cognitive dissonance: the
"ed" -- perhaps the original poster was reading that as selectGroupControls
rather than selectGroupedControls.

Damnable gerunds....
<<


miscdas replied:

>>
Gerund? Where? Gerunds are nouns that always end in -ing. And no, reading is
not a gerund. I believe it is the present participle completing the past
progressive.
<<


It's true that in Richard's sentence, the word *reading* is not a gerund.

Paradoxically, in miscdas's sentence--*And no, reading is not a gerund.*--the
word *reading* is a gerund.


Ted






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