determining what part of the speech is it
Hi, guys! I have to determine why this sentence is like it is:
- I remembered Mom and Dad saying he seemed like a really nice kid
Here we have the word saying, that is a gerund, and therefore: Can I say "I remembered Mom and Dad (that)WERE saying he seemed like a really nice kid"
Deep inside I realize, "saying" is just another part of the sentence and it means we don't need to add something else, but I can't be certain about this. Maybe we might use "were" and it isn't wrong?