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Gerund

Gerund is the name given to the present participle form of a verb that is used as a noun. In the following sentences the gerund is shown in red:

Gerunds are not difficult to use as subjects or complements, as in the above sentences. The problem arises when the learner wants to use the verb-noun as an object and does not know whether the gerund or the infinitive is required. Here are some examples of the variety of use:

This is a difficult aspect of English grammar. The learner must use the dictionary carefully case-by-case to make the correct choice of gerund or infinitive.

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