Some transitive verbs can have a noun phrase as an object:

Everybody likes good food.
George considered the problem.

or the –ing form of the verb:

Everybody likes eating.
George considered starting again.

Note: we suggest that you read about Verbs with to + infinitive before doing this activity.

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I want to speak English fluently

Dear teacher,
Please help me to correct the sentence below and still using the word "trigger or triggering"
Walking home after work through a peaceful park on a beautiful afternoon triggering such a sensational mood and at the same time determined feeling
Thank you!!

Hello Phuc,

These sentences require two verb forms: one an -ing form and one a main verb form. This is because the -ing form in the sentence needs to refer to another verb in the sentence: it has the same subject and the same time reference.  Thus you can say the following:

I walked home after work through a peaceful park on a beautiful afternoon, triggering such a sensational mood and at the same time a feeling of determination.

I hope that helps to clarify it for you.

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you Peter. I have another question since you have corrected the sentence as shown. Why can't I begin the sentence with walking home? I see many people write like that.

Hi Phuc,

If you began the sentence with "walking home", the sentence as written would lack a main verb. You'd have to change it to:

Walking home after work through a peaceful park on a beautiful afternoon triggered such a sensational mood and at the same time a feeling of determination.

Best wishes,

Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

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