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Gerunds and why they are dangerous

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Gerunds are a type of verbal that is wanted for acting like a noun. They always end in -ing and can function any way a noun can. They can be the subject, predicate nominative, object of the preposition or a direct object in a sentence.

Gerund Phrases

A gerund phrase includes the gerund and all the words after it to complete its meaning.

Ex. Emma likes acting in plays. Acting is the gerund and it is functioning as a direct object. Acting in plays would be the gerund phrase.


Please contact the grammar police immediately if you see or know anything regarding to gerunds at 1-800-GRAMMAR.