Gerund Phrases

By: Kimberly Scott

They're fun, they're cool, they're Gerund Phrases!

A gerund phrase will begin with a gerund, an ing word, and will include other modifiers and/or objects. Gerund phrases always function as nouns, so they will be subjects, subject complements, or objects in the sentence.
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Examples:

That was fun, swimming in the beach.

Having a pepperoni pizza, I looked over my homework.

Riding the bike, I took a look around the neighborhood.

Flying in circles, the helicopter was seen from afar.

I'm enjoying this, kayaking through the river.