BACK TO gerund

gerund vs. infinitive

[ jer-uhnd ]
  1. (in certain languages, as Latin) a form regularly derived from a verb and functioning as a noun, having in Latin all case forms but the nominative, as Latin dicendī genitive, dicendō dative, ablative, etc., “saying.”
  2. the English -ing form of a verb when functioning as a noun, as writing in Writing is easy.
  3. a form similar to the Latin gerund in meaning or function.
[ in-fin-i-tiv ]

    Compare More Commonly Confused Words