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GERUNDS


Gerunds are defined as the –ing form of a verb. They have several functions.

1. Used as subjects and complements

    Skiing is my favorite sport.

    Hiking can be very strenuous.

    Seeing is believing

2. Used as objects following prepositions and prepositional expressions

    Thanks for tending my children.

    The job consists of typing, filing, and answering the phone.

3. Used as objects following certain verbs*.

    The children enjoyed watching the parade.

    Ms. Terrell avoided paying her taxes until it was too late.

Gerunds can sometimes take objects of their own:

    Roland is afraid of making mistakes.

    Sandy is considering leaving New York.

*These verbs are commonly followed by gerunds.

    admit
    begin
    discuss
    hate
    love
    practice
    regret
    stop
    advise
    can't help
    dislike
    hesitate
    mention
    prefer
    remember
    suggest
    anticipate
    complete
    enjoy
    imagine
    mind
    quit
    resent
    threaten
    appreciate
    consider
    finish
    intend
    miss
    recall
    resist
    tolerate
    attempt
    delay
    forget
    keep
    neglect
    recollect
    risk
    try
    avoid
    deny
    go
    like
    postpone
    recommend
    start
    understand


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