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Identify any improper verbal usage in each sentence. Each sentence has an error. Write the correct form of the verb.

We appreciate you not smoking near the building entrance.

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  1. Ooops! You forgot to tell what YOU THINK the answers are.

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  2. We appreciate you NOT smoking near the entrance of the building, maybe?

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  3. Allyson is incorrect. What does Sarah think?

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  4. It has something to do with gerunds. but im sure how it fits.

    you normally change the subject by adding an 's.

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  5. Gerunds are verb forms ending in -ing.

    Which is the gerund in that sentence? Is it serving as a noun or adjective or what?

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  6. smoking

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  7. Yes, and it's serving as a noun because that's what gerunds do!

    Would you say, "I found you coat"? Why or why not? ("coat" is the noun here)

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  8. i have found your coat. would you say we appreciate you not having smoked near the entrance?

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  9. o i read it wrong. so it would be your

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  10. No.

    You put "your" (possessive form) in front of the noun "coat" -- so what do you need to do in your sentence??

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  11. Yes!!! Good for you!

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  12. thank you

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  13. You're welcome.

    Dealing with gerunds is not easy, I know.

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