I couldn’t decide which one to use, and where to use: simple tense vs. perfect tense

The two questions in my grammar book: 1)"Many people claim —— sundaes and many towns around the world pretend —- birthplaces of ice creams. A) to have invented / to be B) to invent / to have been answer: A 2)It is quite common for a historic high-rise building — into a residental building. A)Having … Read more

Is ‘”snapshotting” a correct word?

For example, as part of the information message of some computer script: Snapshotting the file… Can we write snapshotting instead of taking the snapshot? Is it still correct? I’ve found an example usage of that word on Wikipedia, in the following context: … is not a snapshotting scheme but a system-level incremental backup service … … Read more

Can someone PLEASE tell me what the gerunds and participles are in these sentences? PLEASE

Dozing in the sun at the beach after swimming, limbs exhausted, salt dring stiff in my hair. Cutting up vegetables into neat pieces. Flying into a city and at night seeing the lit gauze of its streets from the air. Cycling on a balmy night when the streets are quiet. Taking a bath when I’m … Read more

To do or to doing?

‘Do you agree to participate in rehearsal and research shows and interact with technical equipment’? I am wondering do I need to use ‘interact with’ or interacting with’ here? Answer You can use either the Infinitive (interact) here, or the Gerund with the preposition (to interacting). According to Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/agree : AGREE transitive verb … Read more

Does this sentence have three verbs?

“Just forget the egg for a minute, all right?” Harry hissed as Professor Flitwick went whizzing resignedly past them, landing on top of a large cabinet? Are the three verbs hissed, whizzing, and landing? Is whizzing a gerund? I am kind of confused here. Answer “Hissed”, “went”, “whizzing”, and “landing” are all verbs in the … Read more

Difference between the meaning of “noun which verb” and “noun verb ing”

For example: What is the difference between the meaning of “Health centers which conduct free medical check-ups…” and “Health centers conducting free medical check-ups…”? Thank you in advance. Answer [1] Health centers [which conduct free medical check-ups]. [2] Health centers [conducting free medical check-ups]. The difference is mainly a syntactic one. Gerund-participial and past participial … Read more