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How does the phrase studying grammar function in sentence 4?

Sentence 4: I hated studying grammar when I was in school.

A) main verb
Eliminate
B) direct object
C) subject complement
D) subject of the sentence.
subject

My answer: D

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  1. The word "I" is the subject of the sentence.

    Knowing that, what is "studying grammar" doing in that sentence?

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  2. I don't know. Would it be a main verb?

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  3. No, that's your second guess. Don't post about this again.

    Study the following link for normal word order in English sentences, and you should be able to figure this out.

    http://esl.fis.edu/grammar/rules/order.htm

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  4. I(S) hated(V) studying grammar(O) in school(I).

    P.S. This is not a guess. I am typing this out for my benefit so I can see it instead of imagining it.

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  5. The answer to the question above, is wrong. 'studying grammar" this phrase functions as a direct object in the following sentence:
    I hated studying grammar when I was in school.
    The correct answer is
    B. Direct Object

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  6. Its direct object

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