Gerunds

5/13/2018 11:58:08 AM
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Gerunds

Gerunds

1. What is the Gerund?

-ing form used as a noun

2. Form

infinitive + -ing

3. Examples

  • Gerund as Subject:

    Going to parties is fun.

  • Gerund as Object:

    I enjoy reading.

A gerund (verb + ing) acts like a noun in a sentence.
 
  • Seeing is believing.
  • Playing footboal is not an easy thing to do.
  • Watching TV is sometimes harmful.
  • Driving is always fun.
  • My hobby is cooking.
  • She loves babysitting her brother.
  • I always like listening to music.
  • I wasted all my afternoon by taking a nap.
  • I am afraid of dancing on a stage.
Often, a possessive noun or pronoun comes before a gerund.
 
  • I hope that you don’t mind my using your car.
  • Don’t be mad about my leaving early.
  • I don’t want you misunderstanding.
  • You will be amazed by my writing.