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    I would like to know a little bit more about gerunds. Can we use gerunds with all verbs, why are they so important??

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    Default Re: Gerunds

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    I would like to know a little bit more about gerunds. Can we use gerunds with all verbs, why are they so important??
    Certain verbs take gerunds, others take infinitives, and some take both.

    See Verb Lists: Infinitives and Gerunds

    The gerund's claim to fame, or its importance is its form (what it looks like) and its function (what is does in a sentence).

    Form
    Gerunds are nouns that end in -ing. They look like verbs, but they are not.

    Function
    Gerunds sit in the subject or object position of a sentence. That's where all nouns sit.

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