Definitions

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  • adj. Pertaining to or behaving like a gerund.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to, or resembling, a gerund.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as gerundival.
  • n. Same as gerundive.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. relating to or like a gerund

Etymologies

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Examples

  • I never understood, then or now, what the gerundial “the Crying of” meant.

    The Crying of Area Code 212 - Paper Cuts Blog - NYTimes.com

  • Regarding your proposed solution to my gerundial problem to wit, “I have nothing against the promoting of their agenda by homosexuals, or by any other group, through normal democratic means”: It is so obvious that of course I considered it.

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

  • The gerundial inf. with tō expresses purpose, defines a noun or adjective, or, with the verb be, expresses duty or necessity passively; cf.

    Beowulf

  • The gerundial inf. with tô expresses purpose, defines a noun or adjective, or, with the verb be, expresses duty or necessity passively; cf.

    Beowulf

  • One suggestion I would make is that the sense of ouai doesn't seem judgmental, as "reckoning" would imply that there will be a reckoning upon you (and there's no indication that the interjection is present progressive or gerundial), but purely interjectory along the lines of "poor you."

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • This is the gerundial infinitive after an adjective: comp.

    Milton's Comus

  • The case studies investigated include the alternation between synthetic and analytic comparatives, between the s-genitive and the of-genitive, between gerundial and infinitival complementation, particle placement, and future marker choice in a number of corpora sampling different spoken registers and geographical varieties of English.

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  • Happy to discuss gerundial matters with anyone who’s interested …

    The prescriptivists’ untying of this Gordian Knot is flawed « Motivated Grammar

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