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    Default Re: What is the difference between present participle and gerund

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    pp is used as an adjective but gerund is used as a noun phrase

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    Default Re: What is the difference between present participle and gerund

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    Gerund has the force of a noun as well as that of a verb.
    Present Participle has the force of an adjective as well as that of a verb.

    Examples of the Gerund :

    Swimming is a good sport.
    He is fond of swimming.

    Smoking is harmful for health.
    You should give up smoking.

    The -ing words in the above examples have the force of a noun as well as that of a verb. Such -ing words are called the Gerund in English grammar.

    Examples of the Present Participle :
    a burning house (Here the word burning describes the noun `house'. So it acts as an adjective) Similarly the following.
    an interesting story
    a working lady
    a running train

    The -ing words in the above examples have the force of an adjective as well as that of a verb. Such -ing words are called the Present Participle in English grammar.

    I hope this help.

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    Default Re: What is the difference between present participle and gerund

    Thank you both svartnik and user_Gary

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