We are studying grammar. We will be reviewing this matter tomorrow.Second of all, the ‑ing verb can form a phrase that acts as an adjective, as in:
the player sitting next to the coach …. the song climbing to number one on the charts ….Third, one-word ‑ing verbs form powerful adjectives, as in:
the smoking gun the controlling issueFourth, the ‑ing verb can act as a noun. When it does, it’s called a gerund. In the next two examples, the ‑ing verb acts as the subject of the sentence:
Winning the game became his ultimate objective. Practicing her swing each day improved her golf game.These ‑ing verbs always show up in a powerful writing style, and we’ll return to study them further in the eBook Developing a Powerful Writing Style.