While listening to news programs, I have noticed a trend of reporters using incomplete sentences and incorporating a great number of participles (e;g;: "struggling", "flickering", and "hoping"). I suppose that the newscasters think that it is dramatic, but it is irritating.
"Ing-lish" is a word coined by the linguist Geoffrey Nunberg to describe the phenomenon! As Mervin Black said, "The ing thing, as I call it, is unnatural, unjournalistic, ungrammatical, and unjustifiable."
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