Unit 29. GERUNDS (-ING)

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    Post by nuhru_1098 on Sat Sep 20, 2008 3:03 pm

    Gerunds (-ing)

    Gerunds are sometimes called "verbal nouns".

    When a verb ends in -ing, it may be a gerund or a present participle. It is important to understand that they are not the same.

    When we use a verb in -ing form more like a noun, it is usually a gerund:

    * Fishing is fun.

    When we use a verb in -ing form more like a verb or an adjective, it is usually a present participle:

    * Anthony is fishing.
    * I have a boring teacher.

    Many grammarians do not like to use the expression "gerund". That is because there is sometimes no clear difference between a gerund and a present participle


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    Post by markitus_11 on Sat Sep 20, 2008 6:44 pm

    Good work, thanks


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