English as a Second Language/Grammar

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Question
"Please help me identify gerund and present participle in "It is boring sitting here doing nothing"." I wish to know why which is which.

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Hi Sunny,

Here is what I think:

* boring is a present participle

* sitting is a gerund

* doing is  a gerund


These pages might help you get a better understanding of the differences between gerunds and present participles:

http://www.englishpage.com/gerunds/part_1.htm

http://www.grammaring.com/the-difference-between-the-gerund-and-the-present-part

http://www.edufind.com/english-grammar/ing-forms/

I hope this helps.

Best,

~Amy

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I can answer question about grammar, spelling, syntax, idioms, reading and/or writing that pertain to English as a Second Language. I am knowledgeable about both TOEFL and IELTS.

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