Ing Form vs. Infinitive

A gerund is a verb + ing. It is used as a noun. India has started producing atomic power. She likes playing tennis. Do you enjoy swimming? I could not help hearing their conversation. Alice hates having dinner so late. I like working in my garden. In all the examples given above the gerunds are the objects of the transitive verbs. Gerund and infinitive Infinitives are forms …

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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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