Sentence Correction: Verb Forms: Verb+ing

Is the following sentence TRUE or FALSE?

Whenever you see an answer choice for a Sentence Correction question that uses a Verb+ing (e.g., arriving), you should eliminate it.

FALSE.

Verb+ing is a legitimate form in both English and the GMAT. The sentence John is arriving is perfectly OK.

You eliminate answer choices using Verb+ing only when Verb+ing attempts to replace a noun/adjective and there is an actual noun/adjective you can use instead. 

Example:
Incorrect: The arriving of John was delayed.
Correct: The arrival of John was delayed.

Good!

Verb+ing is a legitimate form in both English and the GMAT. The sentence John is arriving is perfectly OK.

You eliminate answer choices using Verb+ing only when Verb+ing attempts to replace a noun/adjective and there is an actual noun/adjective you can use instead. 

Example:
Incorrect: The arriving of John was delayed.
Correct: The arrival of John was delayed.

True

False

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