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Origin of gerund
grammar notes for gerund
OTHER WORDS FROM gerundge·run·di·al [juh-ruhn-dee-uhl], /dʒəˈrʌn di əl/, adjectivege·run·di·al·ly, adverbnon·ge·run·di·al, adjective
Words nearby gerund
Example sentences from the Web for gerund
Well, if you have, how are you going to spot the gerund and the gerundive?
"Gerund, sir," said the Coffee-colored Angel with more conviction.
She could hardly wait to take off her coat when she reached her room in Mrs. Gerund's lodging-house.Find the Woman|Arthur Somers Roche
Usually the phrase is used like an adjective; occasionally it is used like a noun (sometimes called the gerund phrase).
The prepositional and infinitive phrases may have all three uses; the participial phrase has two—adjective and noun (gerund).