English Grammar Lessons -
What Is a Gerund?
A gerund is the form of a verb when it acts as a noun; a gerund
(often known as an -ing word) is a noun formed from a verb by
Swimming is good for you.
Formation: Base Form + ING
Gerunds can act as the subject or object of a main verb.
Flying makes me nervous.
Here, gerund is acting as subject.
I enjoy singing.
Here, gerund is object.
These consist of a gerund and the words that modify
and complement it.
I love listening. (Gerund)
I love listening to my favorite band. (Phrase).
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