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This strictly speaking is none of the above. It is the present progressive/continuous.
A gerund is: Doing that is stupid.
A present participle is: Doing my homework I was thoroughly bored.
And there's no way in hell I can use it as an adjective.
It's a present participle- the present progressive/continuous uses the auxiliary verb 'be' + present participle.
Yeah right---Alex. An ESL is going to know "present progressive/continuous". Get a life.
Alex doesn't know what he is talking abut.
i was told that doing was an adjective in school
What's an 'ESL'..?
Gerunds and participles take the same form (usually ending in -ing). If it is used as a noun (Golfing is fun) it is called a gerund; if it is used in a verb phrase (I am not golfing today because it is raing) it is called a participle.
This is what happens when you go to a shitty new zealand south auckland school