Jan 9th, 2008, 08:50 am
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| | Ing as verb or noun
Hello! Sorry, Iíve got one of those horrible grammar terminology questions to ask you. In the following sentence, Iím supposed to decide whether the fragment between commas is a noun phrase or a clause:
With two white grandfathers, and having been brought up as a Methodist in a Roman Catholic community, Walcott is ideally placed to express the Caribbeanís confusions of cultural identity.
Apparently, itís a noun phrase, but I canít really see why, as the verb is declined as a present perfect passive, and so, to my understanding, is working as a verb. Could someone help me with this one, please?