28 Apr 2013 — Barking
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We hate barking in the middle of the night.
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Change barking… to dog's barking…
We hate dog's barking in the middle of the night.
Change barking… to hearing dogs barking…
We hate hearing dogs barking in the middle of the night.
Change hearing dogs barking… to when / if dogs bark…
We hate when dogs bark in the middle of the night.
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 – (CaGEL 82, 1220)
Gerund Clause w/Subj Non-finite Clauses
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