file a request vs. the filing of a request


Please proceed with filing a request for extension.


Please proceed with the filing of a request for extension.


Is ''filing" in the first sentence the object of the preposition?


How would you explain ''the filing"'in  the second sentence in terms of grammar?

asked Mar 27 '14 at 11:30 Ema Kis New member

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In both of your sentences 'filing' is a gerund and the object of the preposition.  A gerund is the present participle of a verb that is used as a noun.   Your second sentence is just reworded some and an article is added.

link comment answered Mar 27 '14 at 12:26 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

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