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Grammar challenging question. (Gerund phrase) Hi guys, how are you going? Thanks for reading in advance. I have difficulty to identify whether the sentence is a simple or compound sentence. Europe has long benefited from a dense railway network and is the world leader in the supply of railway systems. Employing 1 million people in rail operations and another 250,000 in manufacturing, the European railway sector has a 60% share of the world market and an annual turnover of $95 billion. Another question is that can the sentence be either a form of the followings? 1) The European railway sector has a 60% share of the world market and an annual turnover of $95 billion and employ 1 million people in rail operations and another 250,000 in manufacturing. 2) The European railway sector has a 60% share of the world market and an annual turnover of $95 billion employing 1 million people in rail operations and another 250,000 in manufacturing.
Jul 11, 2015 10:48 AM
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It's a participle phrase, not a gerund phrase. The problem is that the verb takes the "-ing" form in both cases. We know the difference because gerund and participle phrases work in completely different ways. You can understand the sentence as, "The European railway sector, which currently employs 1 million people in rail operations and another 250,000 in manufacturing, has a 60% share of the world market..."
July 11, 2015
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