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    Question gerunds

    Hello everyone,
    Is the underlined word planning in the following sentence a gerund?
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    They are sure the extra planning will make the difference in the end.
    Thank-you
    nicoleb

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    JJM Ballantyne is offline Junior Member
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    Re: gerunds

    If you believe that the "gerund" is a valid grammatical concept in English,* then "planning" is indeed a gerund.

    "Planning" is of course a noun here.

    * I'm not convinced.

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