Sun 21 Apr, 2019 07:50 am
"The first snow had settled more than a month earlier, spreading over the fort grounds ..."
Why do I have to use "spreading", not "spread"? can someone pls explain? Thx!
'Had settled' (= past perfect) ...a completed action..'the first
prior to 'spreading' (= imperfect)... later
It's called a gerund. It's because it's an action.