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    i like winning

    1) In the sentence, "I like winning races", I understand that 'like' is a verb.

    Answer key shows that 'winning' is a noun. I don't understand why it is a noun.

    Is 'races' the object?


    2) Sentence: Reading novels is his favourite hobby.
    - Same question: Why is 'Reading' a noun?

    Thank you for teaching me
    Last edited by Oceanlike; 07-Aug-2015 at 16:38. Reason: omitted the second question

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    Re: i like winning

    Quote Originally Posted by Oceanlike View Post
    1) In the sentence, "I like winning races", I understand that 'like' is a verb.

    Answer key shows that 'winning' is a noun. I don't understand why it is a noun.
    'Winning' is a gerund, that part of a verb that has certain noun-like qualities. In your second sentence, 'Reading' is also a gerund.

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