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    what are the functions of the gerund?

    I would like to know how to use the gerund. can you state the different uses with examples of each.

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    A gerund is a verb putting on different clothes.
    It's not posing. Instead, it's a pose. :wink:

    (A gerund is spelled just like a verb (participle), but it functions as a noun. Examples: "He was painting a picture." (verb) "He was looking at a painting." (noun))

    :)

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    Re: what are the functions of the gerund?

    Quote Originally Posted by camstar
    I would like to know how to use the gerund. can you state the different uses with examples of each.
    Gerunds can be used like most other nouns.

    Subject: Swimming is fun.
    Object: I like swimming.
    Prepositional object: I read a book about swimming.
    Attributive noun: He built a swimming pool.

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    Re: what are the functions of the gerund?

    Mike says that ...
    Gerunds can be used like most other nouns.

    en Ron Bee says that..
    A gerund is a verb putting on different clothes.

    sorry i cant understand can u explain it ???


    Smasher.

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    Re: what are the functions of the gerund?

    Quote Originally Posted by Smasher
    Mike says that ...
    Gerunds can be used like most other nouns.

    en Ron Bee says that..
    A gerund is a verb putting on different clothes.

    sorry i cant understand can u explain it ???


    Smasher.
    What it looks like: A gerund ends in -ing.
    What is does: A gerund is a noun.

    A gerund is a noun that ends in -ing, and like other nouns, it functions as (1) the subject of the sentence or (2) as the object of the verb or (3) as the object of a preposition:

    (1) Swimming is fun. (Subject + Verb + Object)
    (2) I like swimming. (Subject + Verb + Object)
    (3) Tell me about swimming. (Verb + Object + Preposition + Object)

    Gerunds are also called verbal nouns. They are not verbs, though; they just look like verbs because they end in -ing.

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    Re: what are the functions of the gerund?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous
    I would like to know how to use the gerund. can you state the different uses with examples of each.
    I dont know

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    Re: what are the functions of the gerund?

    Quote Originally Posted by Masood Iqbal
    I dont know
    Please see post #6. If you still have questions after reading it, please post them.

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    Re: what are the functions of the gerund?

    Thanks alot Casiopea for nice information. :)
    it's crystal clear now.

    Oh yeah Mr. Masood Iqbal u should read the post #6 it's so clear . :)

    Smasher.

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    Re: what are the functions of the gerund?

    Quote Originally Posted by Smasher
    Thanks alot Casiopea for nice information. :)
    it's crystal clear now.

    Oh yeah Mr. Masood Iqbal u should read the post #6 it's so clear . :)

    Smasher.
    You're welcome.

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