- gershwin, george,
Origin of gerund
Examples from the Web for gerund
The infinitive, or its noun, is used for the gerund, or a gerundial phrase in English.
The participle has been called an adjectival verbal; the gerund may be called a noun verbal.An English Grammar|W. M. Baskervill and J. W. Sewell
A gerund may (a) state an additional detail or circumstance, (b) denote cause, manner or means.Heath's Modern Language Series: The Spanish American Reader|Ernesto Nelson
The gerund is n, nte, naqu xite, or nacatte 'since it is not.'Diego Collado's Grammar of the Japanese Language|Diego Collado
Or Earle may have had in view passages in which the gerund of transitive verbs with est govern an object.'The Book Lovers' Anthology|Various
Word Origin for gerund
1510s, from Late Latin gerundium, from Old Latin gerundum "to be carried out," gerundive of gerere "to bear, carry" (see gest). In Latin, a verbal noun used for all cases of the infinitive but the nominative; applied in English to verbal nouns in -ing.