Chapter 13-4: 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