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    Gerund /derivation noun

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    Gerund /derivation noun
    Message from kunago3s posted on 07-06-2013 at 15:27:31 (D | E | F)

    I found an English learning blog that is learning teaching about gerund.
    Some sentences in the blog read,
    "A gerund should not be used if a relevant noun based on the same verb already exists.
    The constructing was very loud.
    The construction was very loud.
    The paper needed some developing.
    The paper needed some development.
    • Instead of -ing, most of these nouns simply have suffixes like “-tion” and “-ment.” Check a dictionary to see ..."
    I am wondering,
    1. Is this true? Because I find there are a lot of sentences that do not adhere to this rule.
    2. What are the differences in meaning and using between noun derivations with suffixes "-ion" and "-ment" and noun derivation from "-ing"
    Thanks for your replies.

    Edited by lucile83 on 07-06-2013 16:28

    Re: Gerund /derivation noun from delf2312, posted on 10-06-2013 at 14:33:47 (D | E)
    I had never paid attention to this rule before so I'm afraid I can't answer but can you give us some counter-examples that you found please, I'm curious ?


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