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    Gerunds

    Hi, in the sentence " he is crying" Is crying a gerund? thanks so much

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    Re: Gerunds

    Quote Originally Posted by girl85 View Post
    Hi, in the sentence " he is crying" Is crying a gerund? thanks so much
    No, it is present participle which helps to form present continuous.

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    Re: Gerunds

    Quote Originally Posted by girl85 View Post
    Hi, in the sentence " he is crying" Is crying a gerund? thanks so much
    A gerund is a verb, ending in -ing, that functions as a noun.

    Crying can make one feel better.

    In this case, "crying" is the act of crying, so it is a noun.

    Gerunds allow us to discuss actions as things.

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