Gerund

Gerund is the -ing form of the verb functioning as a Noun.

Gerund as Subject of verb

Look at the sentences below:

a. Walking is good for health.

b. Reading makes a man wise.

In these sentences, 'walking' and 'reading' are functioning as subject of the verbs 'is' and 'makes' respectively and hence they are functioning as Noun, these are Gerund.

Gerund as Object of verb

Look at the following sentences:

a. We loves running through an open field.

b. We enjoy watching birds.

In these sentences, 'running' and 'watching' are functioning as Object of the verbs 'loves' and 'enjoy' respectively and hence they are functioning as Noun; these are Gerunds.


    


Gerund as Complement of Verb

Look at the following sentences:

a. Seeing is believing.

b. Becoming a good citizen is contributing wealth to a country.

In these sentences, 'believing' and 'contributing' are functioning as complement of the verbs 'is' and are functioning as Noun; these are Gerunds.

Gerund as Object of Preposition

Look at the following sentences:

a. Suresh is confident of doing well in the examinations.

b. He insists on resigning from the job.

In these sentences, 'doing' and 'resigning' are functioning as Object of the prepositions 'of' and 'on' respectively and hence they are functioning as Noun; these are Gerunds.

Gerund in Compound Nouns

In such compound Nouns like 'turning-point', 'writing table', 'walking sticks', 'turning', 'writing' and 'walking' are Gerunds.




Grammer Topics

Sentence Formation
Noun and Verb
Simple Sentence, Clause & Phrase
Objective Complement
Intransitive Verb
Noun and Pronoun
Adjective
Adverb
Infinitives
Particles
Gerund
Preposition
Phrase
Clause
Types of Sentences
Finite Verb
Prefixes and Suffixes
Tense
Punctuation
Semi Colon
Apostrophe
Reported Speech
 
 


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