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    Default gerund&present participle

    what is the difference between the gerund and
    present participle?

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    A gerund is a verb acting as a noun. It functions as a noun. A past participle is a form of a verb. You can find out more in our glossary.

    Gerund:
    • Swimming is fun.


    Past participle:
    • I like to go swimming.


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    If you have the verb BE + -ing or an -ing form is used as an adjective, then it is the present paticiple. When iit is used as a noun, as Ron says, or after a preposition, it is a gerund.

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