Today I want to talk about the difference between 3 very similar words: impeding, impending, and imposing. This time, it wasn’t a question from a student, but a problem that *I* had when trying to write a message to a friend! Even as a native English speaker, I couldn’t remember the difference between these words without using a dictionary (don’t laugh at me 😉 So, here it is for your quick reference:
gerund or present participle: impeding
delay or prevent (someone or something) by obstructing them; hinder.
“All of this daydreaming is impeding my progress.”
gerund or present participle: impending
be about to happen.
“Our moving date is impending.”
to obtrude or thrust (oneself, one’s company, etc.) upon others.
http://skypenglish4u.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/SE4U2-2-4.jpg00Kelseyhttp://skypenglish4u.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/SE4U2-2-4.jpgKelsey2015-01-15 00:07:102015-01-15 00:07:10Impeding, Impending, Imposing – Why are they so similar?!