- n. Plural form of gerund.
“Yeah, yeah, she said, it’s appearing in a finite verb form all right, but the thing is, in English gerunds and progressive participles sound the same!”
“Consider these examples (from the British National Corpus) and you tell me which are gerunds and which are participles:”
“To shift the discussion just a bit, whether or not we say present participles and gerunds should be differentiated as distinct parts of speech, it still seems to me that except for in cases of a present participle in the slot of attributive adjective (ex/The steering wheel of my car is blue) gerunds and present participles take objects (I like driving my car).”
“He mentions that gerunds carry the meaning of ‘real, present, in progress’ while infinitives carry the meaning of ‘potential, unreal, future’.”
“Also like David, I think the ability of gerunds & infinitives to take objects is probably more important than distinctions between the too.”
“Although many verbs can be followed by a gerund, only a few verbs are very common with gerunds.”
“As Swan (2005) notes: “The distinction between ‘participles’ and ‘gerunds’ is not always clear-cut, and it can sometimes be difficut to decide which term to use” (p. 270).”
“The racist one who lives next to The National Insurance and Guarantee Corporation Limited – a subsidiary of UK financial services company Royal Bank of Scotland Group and the gerunds …”
“The best rule of thumb for new writers is to look at a sentence and see if it can work without the had/have and gerunds.”
“These words are had/has/have been, was/were and gerunds, the words that end in “ing.””
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