English Grammar Lessons
Gerunds - Glossary of Terms
A gerund is a noun formed from a verb by adding the
"ing". The following are all gerunds:
running / drinking
Although a gerund is a noun, it can still take an object (like a verb).
This is known as a gerund complement.
guitar is easier than it seems.
Gerunds look identical to present participles (adjectives
formed from verbs).
the tap will clear the air pocket. (gerund,
i.e., a noun)
fix the running tap? (participle, i.e., an adjective)
I detest climbing
this rock. I had my first fall here. [show
me the gerund]|
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