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DavidLearn
Posted: Monday, June 3, 2019 5:13:36 AM

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Hi teachers,
Is number 2 correct?

1. What kind of phrase is the underlined phrase? I believe this one is correct.
Learning about other cultures makes people more tolerant.

Answer: It is a gerund phrase.


2. What does the phrase above function as? Is there a better one?
Answer: It functions as the subject of the verb.

Thanks.
FounDit
Posted: Monday, June 3, 2019 10:15:05 AM

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DavidLearn wrote:
Hi teachers,
Is number 2 correct?

1. What kind of phrase is the underlined phrase? I believe this one is correct.
Learning about other cultures makes people more tolerant.

Answer: It is a gerund phrase.


2. What does the phrase above function as? Is there a better one?
Answer: It functions as the subject of the verb.

Thanks.


A shorter version: What is the function of the phrase?
I'll leave it to you to decide if it's better.


We should look to the past to learn from it, not destroy our future because of it — FounDit
DavidLearn
Posted: Monday, June 3, 2019 10:38:36 AM

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Joined: 1/27/2014
Posts: 3,550
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Location: Girona, Catalonia, Spain
DavidLearn wrote:
Hi teachers,
Is number 2 correct?

1. What kind of phrase is the underlined phrase? I believe this one is correct.
Learning about other cultures makes people more tolerant.

Answer: It is a gerund phrase.


2. What does the phrase above function as? Is there a better one?
Answer: It functions as the subject of the verb.

Thanks.


FounDit wrote:
A shorter version: What is the function of the phrase?
I'll leave it to you to decide if it's better.

Hi FounDit,
Thanks for your version. It certainly is shorter.

David.
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