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    ...binge-eating his way to gargantuan size.

    Former postman Paul Mason received life-saving gastric surgery last year binge-eating his way to gargantuan size. (source)
    How is it possible to say the sentence differently? I can understand its grammatical structure (

    Maybe,
    Former postman Paul Mason received life-saving gastric surgery last year when/after he was binge-eating his way to gargantuan size?
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    Does 'binge-eating his way to gargantuan size' concern 'surgery'?
    That is, 'surgery binge-eating his way to gargantuan size.'
    Thanks for correcting me.

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    It's an incorrect sentence. It should be something like "received life-saving gastric surgery last year after binge-eating his way to gargantuan size."
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXH_1...eature=related
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    sperk,
    is 'binge-eating' gerund here?
    Thanks for correcting me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldboy View Post
    sperk,
    is 'binge-eating' gerund here?
    yes, it functions as a gerund.
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    Many thanks, sperk.
    Thanks for correcting me.

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