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What is a gerund please?



 
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What is a gerund please? #1 (permalink) Sun Dec 19, 2004 17:00 pm   What is a gerund please?
 

Test No. incompl/elem-13 "Grammar Questions", question 9

Which of these is a gerund? It is ..........

(a) go
(b) goes
(c) going
(d) gone

Test No. incompl/elem-13 "Grammar Questions", answer 9

Which of these is a gerund? It is going.

Correct answer: (c) going

Your answer was: incorrect
Which of these is a gerund? It is gone.
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Gerund #2 (permalink) Sun Dec 19, 2004 17:28 pm   Gerund
 

The gerund is the form of a verb which acts as a noun. Examples:

Playing football can be fun.
Talking too much might get you in trouble.

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What is a gerund please? #3 (permalink) Tue Oct 07, 2008 13:36 pm   What is a gerund please?
 

Hi, doesn't a gerund always have the ending -ing?
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What is a gerund please? #4 (permalink) Fri Oct 17, 2008 9:34 am   What is a gerund please?
 

Hi Anke,

Yes you are right. A gerund always ends with 'ing'. Hope this helps.
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What is a gerund please? #5 (permalink) Wed Nov 18, 2009 13:49 pm   What is a gerund please?
 

Hi,

What is to go? is it an infinitive?
Where infinitive and gerund are used ?

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What is a gerund please? #6 (permalink) Sun May 02, 2010 1:23 am   What is a gerund please?
 

Hi

'i don't realy understand this gerund.
I checked passive sentence in a dictionary for example
and i saw an example: Anita was taken to school.Here, Anita did not take the action but the action was taken on Anita who is object. I want to understand why gerund is going or playing. Thanks.
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What is a gerund please? #7 (permalink) Sun May 02, 2010 1:38 am   What is a gerund please?
 

Hello Vera,

You might find this link useful to help you understand about the gerund:
http://www.chompchomp.com/terms/gerund.htm
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