A gekko is running up my leg.

Discussion in 'English Only' started by sweetmare, May 8, 2014.

  1. sweetmare Member

    chinese
    A gekko running up my leg.
    A gekko is running up my leg.

    Do we need add "in" in sentence above?
     
  2. Edinburgher Senior Member

    Scotland
    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."
     
  3. Franco-filly Senior Member

    Southern England
    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]
     
  4. sweetmare Member

    chinese
    Thanks, Franco and Edinburgher.
     

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