gerund&present participle

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what is the difference between the gerund and
present participle?
 

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A gerund is a verb acting as a noun. It functions as a noun. A past participle is a form of a verb. You can find out more in our glossary.

Gerund:
  • Swimming is fun.

Past participle:
  • I like to go swimming.

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If you have the verb BE + -ing or an -ing form is used as an adjective, then it is the present paticiple. When iit is used as a noun, as Ron says, or after a preposition, it is a gerund. ;-)
 
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