Gerund Phrases

Definition




  1. A form that is derived from a verb but that functions as a noun, in English ending in -ing, e.g., asking in do you mind my asking you?.




Explanation

All gerunds end -ing. They are nouns formed from verbs. Gerunds can also be modified.A gerund is not like a normal noun because a gerund can take a direct object(just like a verb can). The direct object of a gerund is known as a gerund complement.

Examples of Gerund Phrases

  1. Taking my dog for a walk
  2. Walking in the rain
  3. Strolling along a beach at sunset
  4. Getting a promotion
  5. Signing autographs