"Snowboarding" is a gerund in your sentence. "Snowboard" can be a verb.
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I'm reading Websters New World English Grammar Handbook, edition 2, and I came across an odd sentence in the chapter about gerunds.
"Snowboarding is his hobby."
This seems peculiar because Snowboard isn't listed as a verb in Dictionary.com, but a intransitive verb' in Websters dictionary which I hadn't studied yet. I feel odd about this because I was under the impression gerunds turn verbs into nouns, but this feels like it turns a noun into a verb.
Is it not possible to snowboard like we would to walk, instead we must all always go snowboarding?
What is really happening here?