Chapter 14-4:  the "-ing" form as a noun, verb, adjective, subject, object, adverb, or clause

Grammar > Miscellaneous > The "-ing" Form

People learning English find the various ways that words end with "ing" to be tricky.  In certain sentences the distinction can be arbitrary.  This page has two parts:  summary examples followed by external references to detailed information.

Here is a quick summary / example table of the "ing" forms that are possible:

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Attribution information for this page: Written by David Megginson and Jamie BridgePage keywords:  confusing "ing" situationsPageID:  eslid04294