i don think I will add more about gerund but generally speaking it is used
1 - as a subject ( Reading broadens minds)
2- as an adjective( It is a travelling circus )
3- as an object ( I enjoy chatting with members of the forum)
4- as an object of a preposition ( He is fond of having a walk by the sea)
5- to mean ( because ) ( Being lazy , he usually fails his exams)
Originally Posted by Casiopea
You have given a good explanation about "Gerunds".
After reading your explanation ,some sentences of "gerunds" struck my mind which I want to post in this thread. Please correct them If they are wrong:
e.g. Watching TV is fun (the word watching in this sentence is a gerund,although watch is averb but if we add "ing" at the end of this word then it becomes a gerund).
Can you please explain the eg. of 3rd sentence that you have mentioned above? How come their are 2 Objects in this sentence?
Last edited by student2; 01-Oct-2005 at 10:42.