A gekko is running up my leg.

  • Edinburgher

    Senior Member
    German/English bilingual
    If you want to say that a gecko is running up your leg, then yes, you need to include "is".
    The version with "is" is a sentence.
    The version without "is" is not a sentence, it is only a clause.
    Such a clause could, for example, act as an object within a sentence: "I felt a gecko running up my leg."
     

    Franco-filly

    Senior Member
    English - Southern England
    Yes! Unless it is the answer to a question such as "What made you run away screaming like that?":D [The answer to which would be a colloquial way of saying "The fact that a gekko was running up my leg]
     
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