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    Lightbulb Gerund or ing-form

    Good afternoon, my name is Ivan, I am a 1st year student. Recently, a topic was discussed with an English teacher: how to pronounce a verb ending with ing or Gerund. They say that Gerund was pronounced in the old days, and now they are not used in speech. I would really appreciate if you explain with examples

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    Re: Gerund or ing-form

    I'm not sure I understand your question.

    1) All gerunds have an -ing suffix.
    2) Gerunds are a very basic part of the English language.
    3) You must always pronounce the -ing part.

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    Re: Gerund or ing-form

    Ivan, are you asking if we still call use the term 'gerund'? If so, then yes.

    However, just because it ends with '-ing' doesn't mean it's always a gerund.
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    Re: Gerund or ing-form

    Was your teacher discussing the way we pronounce the -ing ending? Many Americans pronounce it /ɪn/ rather than /ɪŋ/.
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