The only difference I can see is there's "of," other than "the." Does this have to do with verb and noun?The ing-form usually takes 'the' when it has noun grammar:
They regret replacing the Latin mass. [verb has direct object; verbs don't take 'the']
They regret the replacing of the Latin mass. [noun can't have direct object, so uses a preposition phrase, but does take 'the']
The difference is replacing in the second sentence is a gerund noun, not a verb, which means replacement (a noun) thus requiring the and ofThe only difference I can see is there's "of," other than "the." Does this have to do with verb and noun?
That's what I love about this forum. Being unfamiliar with the term, I had to look up verbal noun and came up with this definition:I would say it is a verbal noun, but terms differ.
In "Replacing the Latin mass has been a success", replacing is a gerund - it indicates the action of of the verb to replace.