what are the functions of the gerund?

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I would like to know how to use the gerund. can you state the different uses with examples of each.
 

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A gerund is a verb putting on different clothes.
It's not posing. Instead, it's a pose. :wink:

(A gerund is spelled just like a verb (participle), but it functions as a noun. Examples: "He was painting a picture." (verb) "He was looking at a painting." (noun))

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camstar said:
I would like to know how to use the gerund. can you state the different uses with examples of each.

Gerunds can be used like most other nouns.

Subject: Swimming is fun.
Object: I like swimming.
Prepositional object: I read a book about swimming.
Attributive noun: He built a swimming pool.
 
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Mike says that ...
Gerunds can be used like most other nouns.

en Ron Bee says that..
A gerund is a verb putting on different clothes.

sorry i cant understand :-? can u explain it ???


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Smasher said:
Mike says that ...
Gerunds can be used like most other nouns.

en Ron Bee says that..
A gerund is a verb putting on different clothes.

sorry i cant understand :-? can u explain it ???


Smasher.
What it looks like: A gerund ends in -ing.
What is does: A gerund is a noun.

A gerund is a noun that ends in -ing, and like other nouns, it functions as (1) the subject of the sentence or (2) as the object of the verb or (3) as the object of a preposition:

(1) Swimming is fun. (Subject + Verb + Object)
(2) I like swimming. (Subject + Verb + Object)
(3) Tell me about swimming. (Verb + Object + Preposition + Object)

Gerunds are also called verbal nouns. They are not verbs, though; they just look like verbs because they end in -ing. :cool:
 
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Anonymous said:
I would like to know how to use the gerund. can you state the different uses with examples of each.
I dont know
 
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Thanks alot Casiopea for nice information. :)
it's crystal clear now.

Oh yeah Mr. Masood Iqbal u should read the post #6 it's so clear . :)

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Smasher said:
Thanks alot Casiopea for nice information. :)
it's crystal clear now.

Oh yeah Mr. Masood Iqbal u should read the post #6 it's so clear . :)

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You're welcome. :-D
 

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i don think I will add more about gerund but generally speaking it is used
1 - as a subject ( Reading broadens minds)
2- as an adjective( It is a travelling circus )
3- as an object ( I enjoy chatting with members of the forum)
4- as an object of a preposition ( He is fond of having a walk by the sea)
5- to mean ( because ) ( Being lazy , he usually fails his exams)
 

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Casiopea said:
What it looks like: A gerund ends in -ing.
What is does: A gerund is a noun.

A gerund is a noun that ends in -ing, and like other nouns, it functions as (1) the subject of the sentence or (2) as the object of the verb or (3) as the object of a preposition:

(1) Swimming is fun. (Subject + Verb + Object)
(2) I like swimming. (Subject + Verb + Object)
(3) Tell me about swimming. (Verb + Object + Preposition + Object)

Gerunds are also called verbal nouns. They are not verbs, though; they just look like verbs because they end in -ing. :cool:


Hi,

You have given a good explanation about "Gerunds".

After reading your explanation ,some sentences of "gerunds" struck my mind which I want to post in this thread. Please correct them If they are wrong:

e.g. Watching TV is fun (the word watching in this sentence is a gerund,although watch is averb but if we add "ing" at the end of this word then it becomes a gerund).


Can you please explain the eg. of 3rd sentence that you have mentioned above? How come their are 2 Objects in this sentence?

Regards,
 
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