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Gerunds (Ing Forms)

When -ing forms are used like nouns, they are often called gerunds. Smoking is injurious to health. I like shooting. Trespassing is prohibited. Trading means buying or selling securities, goods and services. We got the job finished by working fourteen hours a day. To become a successful investor...

When And Where To Use Gerunds?

Gerunds after nouns Some nouns and adjectives can be followed by preposition + -ing form. Nouns/adjectives that are followed by –ing forms cannot normally be followed by infinitives. But there are exceptions to this rule. I hate the idea...

What Are Gerunds?

Study the following sentence: Teaching is my job. Teaching is a verb ending in –ing. At the same time, it is the subject of the verb is, and hence function as a noun. (Only nouns or noun equivalents...

Gerund

When -ing forms are used like nouns, they are called gerunds. A gerund can be the subject, object or complement of a verb. Flying (subject) makes me sick. Trespassing (subject) is prohibited. Smoking (subject)...