Unit 33. Gerunds in Passive sense.

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    Post by nuhru_1098 on Sat Sep 20, 2008 3:13 pm

    Gerunds in Passive Sense

    We often use a gerund after the verbs need, require and want. In this case, the gerund has a passive sense.

    * I have three shirts that need washing. (need to be washed)
    * This letter requires signing. (needs to be signed)
    * The house wants repainting. (needs to be repainted)

    The expression "something wants doing" is British English.


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    Post Re: Unit 33. Gerunds in Passive sense.

    Post by markitus_11 on Sun Sep 28, 2008 8:49 pm

    Thanks for the information


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