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gerunds and participles

Sir,

Consider the sentence – Wrapping up. I would like to thank you for listening patiently to this episode on a very confusing topic.

After reading about Gerunds and Participles, I am very confused. 779 more words

English Usage

Musings on Mark: Conflict Among the Synoptics

Καὶ εὐθὺς τὸ πνεῦμα αὐτὸν ἐκβάλλει εἰς τὴν ἔρημον. καὶ ἦν ἐν τῇ ἐρήμῳ τεσσεράκοντα ἡμέρας πειραζόμενος ὑπὸ τοῦ σατανᾶ, καὶ ἦν μετὰ τῶν θηρίων, καὶ οἱ ἄγγελοι διηκόνουν αὐτῷ.

Christian Theology

Help! I'm "speeding" toward a family feud about parts of speech...

Recently, I received this request for an opinion from a fellow creative writer, who needed help in settling a family dispute over parts of speech… 981 more words
Gerunds

What the Heck Is a Dangling Modifier?

 A dangling what, you ask? And yes, you read the title correctly. Dangling modifiers are a common but difficult-to-spot grammar issue that are, fortunately, easy to fix. 291 more words

Grammar Advice

Aspectual tid-bits: οἰκοδομοῦντι & οἰκοδομήσαντι

There’s a shift in aspect from imperfective to perfective as Jesus describing his two house builders in Luke 6:47-49.

47 πᾶς ὁ ἐρχόμενος πρός με καὶ ἀκούων μου τῶν λόγων καὶ ποιῶν αὐτούς, ὑποδείξω ὑμῖν τίνι ἐστὶν ὅμοιος· 48 ὅμοιός ἐστιν ἀνθρώπῳ … 168 more words

Greek

Partic(ip)le Wave Dualism



They’re going. They’re shifting
sands, changing hands, altering

stars. They matter. They’re smattering
themselves in nothing less than always,

nothing more than forever. They’re… 19 more words