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A non-finite verb form that can replace a noun phrase.

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Verb-ing after this phrase or clause "this is my first time"

Is the verb with '-ing' in the phrase or clause "this is my first time eating this" a gerund or a present participle verb? I think now I see that "this" probably is or means "...
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Finite Nominalised Clauses

Are there any instances in any language where a finite clause can be nominalised? Gerunds in English are non-finite CPs and deverbal nouns lack an inflectional layer altogether. Rome wants [CP to ...
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Gerund as a PP complement

What would be the structure for a phrase like, 'before speaking to him' ? Will 'before' take a CP as the complement and treat 'speaking' like a PRO-ing or is it something else? Somebody please help ...