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How to understand these phrase? 1. Working a 9-5 job 2. Work long hours Work= a verb, a 9-5 job/long hours= object?Thanks! And in the second phrase, "long hours" is also the object of "work", isn't it?
Oct 4, 2012 11:47 PM
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working = gerund, and is used here to turn the verb clause into a noun. "Working a 9-5 job" = subject of the verb "can feel". Such gerund nouns can be dissected further and compared to the original verb clause where they came from: work = verb a 9-5 job = object But you must learn to see the entire gerund phrase as a NOUN.
October 4, 2012
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