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Hello Teacher or Experts,
I am a bit confused about noun, gerund, and modifier + gerund.
1. I am not interested in web-site development.

2. I am not interested in developing web sites.

3. I am not interested in web developing.
Are all these statements correct? Are they the same meaning? Can we put the adjective in front of the gerund like statements no. 3 ?
Thank you so much,
Chainat
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AnonymousAre all these statements correct? Are they the same meaning? Can we put the adjective in front of the gerund like statements no. 3 ?
The first two are correct. The third is correct but awkward. The meaning of the first is only slightly different from the meaning of the second. In the first, you're not interested in the topic, no matter who does it, talks about it, writes about it, etc. In the second, it's your own personal participation in such activities that you're not interested in. If the context is right, the first can take on the meaning of the second, though.
Gerunds can take adjectives in general, but the effect is a bit awkward in this particular example. So the objection here is one of style, not grammar. Emotion: smile

CJ
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This works:
3. I am not interested in web development.
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Anonymous 2. I am not interested in developing web sites.
Number 2 has a double meaning. "Developing" can be taken as an adjective in this sentence.i.e.:
I'm not interested in developing websites, only ones that are already completed.
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Thank you very much guys! Especially the first reply. It's clear.