We're also nicely prepared to go and see the viking age, or to go into the future when the ants have taken over the world.
Bombay has hanging gardens, as well, and it wouldn't surprise me if there were other hanging gardens to be found elsewhere in the world.
It does, but in this case, it's not a proper name. Notice there are no capital letters. In Babylons hängande trädgårdar, only Babylon is a proper name.
Thank you. I jumped the gun. Speaking of which, what would you say for "jumping the gun"? Not "att springa geväret", I assume.
Haha, no. :) I'm sure there is one, but I can't think of an idiom with the same meaning. We'd say föregripa, for instance, but it's not really the same meaning.
so from what i'm seeing, i assume that active participles are used as adjectives?
Essentially, yes. There's been considerable academic debate about what they actually constitute.
so do we use active participles over the infinitive when its in more of a descriptive/adjective sense like here? I'm quite confused by these, feel like they should merit a short tips/notes section.
Yes, that's basically the function of the participle. In Swedish, you can even think of it as an adjective form if it helps you.