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What's the difference b/w a gerund and a participle
Hello; I'm not a teacher nor a mind-reader.
That's news to me.
Although it's just a different approach ....
I'd rather said that active participle can be a gerund.
Passive participle cannot serve as a gerund.
The difference is in a function it serves. The function define gerund;its form it's the same as an active participle.
So I'd alter the sentence to :The participle cannot be the subject of a sentence; the gerund can.
The active participle isn't be the subject of a sentence; the gerund is.
Last edited by Jaskin; 23-Jan-2009 at 12:59. Reason: PS added