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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 consider enrolling in an options trading education program. My English writing skills improve with every grammar exercise I do. Reading the Wall Street Journal will help you learn to manage …

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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 of getting old. (NOT … the idea to get old.) I am tired of listening to advice. She is good at painting. We are confident of …

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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) is injurious to health. We don’t allow smoking (object) in our house. I enjoy swimming (object) in the sea. My favourite …

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