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  1. A gerund is a form of a verb that acts as a noun.
  2. A gerund is a verbal that ends in -ing and functions as a noun. (Web site)
  3. A gerund is a verbal noun, just as a gerundive is a verbal adjective.
  4. A gerund is a verb form used as a noun. (Web site)
  5. The gerund is used only as a noun and always ends in -ing. (Web site)
  6. A gerund is a word with ing added such as walking, talking, running. (Web site)
  7. A gerund is a word formed from the present participle of a verb (the -ing form). (Web site)
  8. The term "gerund" is sometimes used incorrectly to mean any word ending with "ing".
  9. A gerund is a word that, although derived from a verb, functions as a noun in a sentence.
  10. A gerund is a noun directly inflected from a verb, designating an action or a state.

English Gerund

  1. For example, English gerund s and participle s have most of these properties as well. (Web site)


  1. In that context, "Swimming" functions as a gerund, a verbal noun. (Web site)
  2. In Indo-European languages, there are several kinds of verbal nouns, including gerund s, infinitive s, and supine s.
  3. The gerundive is a passive participle agreeing (like all adjectives) with a noun; the gerund is an active verbal noun.
  4. Preposition — A preposition is a part of speech that is word or phrase used before a noun, pronoun, or gerund to show place, time, direction etc.
  5. Because of its noun properties, the genitive (possessive case) is preferred for a noun or pronoun preceding a gerund.


  1. GERUND. capiend--, capiend--, capiendum, capiend--. capi--mus, -i--tis, -iant. (Web site)
  2. Kann mir jemand erkl--ren, was es mit dem "Gerund" genau auf sich hat.
  3. There are certain cases where the gerund shows up where clauses do. (Web site)
  4. If sitting is gerund, the end will be secured by the wise choice of Paris and not another place for its scene. (Web site)
  5. If a gerund is used, it means the subject attempts to do something in testing to see what might happen.


  1. LIMITING is the object of the preposition FROM. SPEECH is the object of the GERUND.
  2. These are followed by a to -infinitive when there is an object as well, but with a gerund otherwise. (Web site)
  3. HOMEWORK is the object of the gerund.
  4. Most of the time you do this, and you won't do that very often, you must ensure that all object phrases and adverbial phrases are put before the gerund noun.
  5. Gerund as object of preposition: * The police arrested him for speeding.

Gerund Infinitive

  1. This is the second of a series of exercises on the Gerund and the Infinitive.
  2. A bare infinitive implies completion, a gerund progression of an action. (Web site)
  3. Gerund vs. Infinitive Quiz 1 - The use of the gerund or infinitive after certain verbs.
  4. Somebody learning English can easily wonder whether in a particular sentence he should use a gerund or an infinitive phrase.


  1. A gerund phrase consists of a gerund and all of its modifiers and complements. (Web site)
  2. Preposition — A preposition is a part of speech that is word or phrase used before a noun, pronoun, or gerund to show place, time, direction etc.
  3. Gerund phrase: Playing for the other team didn't win him many friends.
  4. A gerund. These can be shown to behave as noun phrases in many respects, for example, in being able to form determiner phrases Eating is a pleasure.
  5. A gerund phrase includes a gerund and its modifiers, objects, or complements. (Web site)


  1. Non-finite forms of verb, infinitive, gerund, Participle I and II. Infinitive, gerundial and participial constructions.
  2. There are several kinds of phrases: verb, prepositional, infinitive, participial, gerund, absolute and appositives.
  3. For each of the following sentences, decide if the word or phrase in bold is a participle, a gerund, or an infinitive. (Web site)
  4. For example, can lacks an infinitive, future tense, participle, imperative, and gerund.
  5. Each verb also has three non-finite forms: an infinitive, a gerund, and a past participle (more exactly a passive and perfect participle).


  1. Examination questions may present a gerund preceded by a noun or pronoun in the objective form.
  2. Whenever a present participle functions as a noun, you call it a gerund. (Web site)
  3. Like a participle, a gerund can be part of a phrase. (Web site)
  4. There are three forms: the infinitive, the present participle (or gerund) and the past participle. (Web site)
  5. The participle has been called an adjectival ver bal; the gerund may be called a noun verbal.


  1. The gerund form of a verb always ends with -ndo. (Web site)
  2. Verbals: Gerunds, Participles, and Infinitives A gerund is a verbal that ends in -ing and functions as a noun.
  3. Spanish Gerunds and the Progressive Tenses The gerund (gerundio) is a special, invariable form of the verb which always ends in (ndo).


  1. Gerund as subject complement: * My cat's favorite activity is sleeping.
  2. In this example, sleeping is a verbal, specifically a gerund, and acts as a compliment to the subject.


  1. A gerund stems from a verbal, or a verb form, but does not act as a verb in a sentence. (Web site)
  2. The present participle in English has the same form as the gerund, but the gerund acts as a noun rather than a verb or a modifier. (Web site)
  3. Notice that the gerund is a verbal noun; the gerundive a verbal adjective, agreeing with its noun like any other adjective.
  4. The gerund remains a verb because it is modified by an adverb not by an adjective: I enjoy drinking wine slowly.
  5. Gerunds vs Participles Recognize a gerund when you see one. (Web site)

Verb Ending

  1. A gerund is a verb ending in -ing and acting as a noun. (Web site)

Possessive Noun

  1. In this sentence, each possessive noun modifies a gerund.

Term Gerund

  1. Traditional grammars generally use the term gerund to refer to verb phrases functioning as subject complements.

Gerund Clause

  1. Yet the gerund clause itself consists of a verb (gerund) with its own object, that course.
  2. The gerund clause is a whole clause that, itself, serves as a subject or object within a sentence.


  1. The second is again a true gerund. (Web site)


  1. The gerund has its own specific order, to put its objects.


  1. His writing about language has been published in two recent blog anthologies: Ultimate Blogs and Far from the Madding Gerund. (Web site)


  1. One common use of the gerund is with the preposition ad to indicate purpose.


  1. It can still be seen that Spanish used the gerund and not the present participle for this, since it does not change gender to reflect the subject. (Web site)


  1. In fact, Gerere and "carry" have the same root origin, which is helpful in remembering the definition of gerund.


  1. Gerund (gerúndio): equivalent to English "doing". (Web site)
  2. When the present participle follows en, it is a gerund, equivalent to English -ing verbal nouns following while, by, or on.


  1. The present participle is another English verbal noun: Writing is learning (see gerund for this sense). (Web site)


  1. If a gerund is used, the subject is shown to attempt to do something in testing to see what might happen. (Web site)


  1. In the first, the use of a gerund (functioning as a noun) allows the meaning to be expressed more precisely than in the second. (Web site)


  1. The infinitive is a nominalized verb, the present participle expresses incomplete action, and the gerund expresses completed action, e.g. (Web site)
  2. There is another kind of gerund that implies disapproval of the action. (Web site)


  1. In the following examples, "Running" is a gerund in the first, and a modifying participle in the second. (Web site)


  1. They cover the functions of both the infinitive and the gerund in English and can be pluralized where it makes sense. (Web site)


  1. Using the objective case can be awkward if the gerund is singular but the other noun is plural.


  1. In Spanish, clitic pronouns normally come before the verb, except in the imperative, the infinitive, and the gerund.


  1. In many languages there are also one or more several non-finite forms, such as the infinitive or the gerund.

Irregular Verbs

  1. Many otherwise irregular verbs actually form their gerund regularly. (Web site)


  1. Gerund phrases always function as nouns, so they will be subjects, subject complements, or objects in the sentence. (Web site)
  2. The gerund can perform the function of subject, object and predicative: Smoking endangers your health.


  1. The following tables of verbs should help you understand the various options that regulate our choice of infinitive or gerund. (Web site)
  2. Four others used a gerund in place of a noun, while four fragments — highlighted here in italic type — lacked verbs of any kind.
  3. Some of the verbs in the following table may be followed by a gerund if they are describing an "actual, vivid or fulfilled action" (Frodesen). (Web site)

Drinking Wine

  1. A gerund can often be replaced by an infinitive with to: I like drinking wine or I like to drink wine.

Transitive Verbs

  1. The gerund has tense distinctions; the gerund of transitive verbs has also voice distinctions. (Web site)

Am Speaking

  1. Stari is used in combination with the gerund to form the progressive aspect: staiu parrannu = "I am speaking".

Job Description

  1. The word sleeping in Your job description does not include sleeping is a gerund and not a present participle. (Web site)


  1. The word "sleeping" in "Your job description does not include sleeping " is a gerund and not a present participle. (Web site)

Uncountable Noun

  1. Also, like an uncountable noun, a gerund can be preceded by the when referring to a particular thing or to something previously mentioned.


  1. A gerund can be used in combination with either an object or a genitive (possessive).

Possessive Case

  1. Like a noun the gerund can be modified by a noun in the possessive case or by a possessive adjective: I wonder at his keeping calm. (Web site)

Verb Form

  1. The gerund is a verb form with an adverbial function; do not use it as a noun. (Web site)


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