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28 Apr 2013 — Barking

 

How would you improve this sentence?

We hate barking in the middle of the night.

We hate barking in the middle of the night.

 

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1.

We hate barking in the middle of the night.

 

2.

Change barking… to dog's barking…

We hate dog's barking in the middle of the night.

3.

Change barking… to hearing dogs barking

We hate hearing dogs barking in the middle of the night.

4.

Change hearing dogs barking… to when / if dogs bark

We hate when dogs bark in the middle of the night.

 

Resources  
 gerund (phrase) – traditional grammar (Azar 14 1-10)
-ing forms – (Swan 293-300)
non-finite clause: ing-clauses  (Biber 199)
non-finite clause: gerund-participle – (Huddleston 82, 1220)