English Grammar Lessons
Gerund Phrase - Glossary of Terms
A gerund is a noun formed from a verb by adding the
"ing". The following are all gerunds:
polishing / eating
Although a gerund is a noun, it can still take an object (like a
verb). The gerund, its object and all modifiers (adjectives and
adverbs) are known as a gerund phrase.
Eating blackberries without washing them will make you ill.
I am not
prepared to authorise climbing the cliffs in the dark.
So, you think beating eggs with a
fork is acceptable, do you? [show
me the gerund
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