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Johnny
modeling agency or model agency Based on google Modeling agency would be the one but I would like to know why you need to add ING. Is it something that can be explained from a grammar standpoint or Should I simply learn it the way it is?
Apr 18, 2018 8:18 PM
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It's a good point. In fact, you do see "model agency" too so either is acceptable.

You could look at it both ways a) just learn it as it is because you can't rely on strong rules in this area or b) consider the meaning. Doing both will help you learn better.

In terms of the meaning, "model" is the person and "modelling" is the activity.  So either option makes sense (agency for people who are models, agency for the activity of modelling).

Compare this with:

e.g. a fishing competition = a competition related to the activity of fishing

e.g. a fish pie = a pie that includes fish.

You should be able to see similar examples.

PS You are Colombian so you may prefer the US spelling - "modeling".

April 18, 2018
Johnny
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