Gerund Phrases

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What are Gerund Phrases?

Gerund Phrases are phrases that begin with an -ing word, those are the gerunds. But for a phrase, they also include other modifiers and/or objects as well. Gerund Phrases always work as nouns, so they'll be the subjects or just a subject.

Examples of Gerund Phrases:

* I was running outside yesterday. The gerund in this sentence is "running". But the Gerund phrase in this is "running outside yesterday".

* People were singing in the classroom. In this, the gerund is "singing". The phrase will be "singing in the classroom".

* Taking things from other people is wrong to do. This gerund phrase would be "taking things from other people". The gerund would be just "taking".