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Gerunds and Gerund Phrases:

Gerunds and Gerund Phrases Advanced English Structure Class

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Thailand is an amazingly interesting country in many ways. It is home to floating markets, tiger sanctuaries, beautiful beaches, elephants, etc. It is also notorious for one, peculiarity: Lady-boys. They are everywhere. They may look like women, but don’t be fooled:

I like to think of gerunds as the lady-boy of English grammar: just as a lady-boy LOOKS like a woman, but is actually a man, a gerund looks like a verb, but is actually a noun.:

I like to think of gerunds as the lady-boy of English grammar: just as a lady-boy LOOKS like a woman, but is actually a man, a gerund looks like a verb, but is actually a noun.

A Review: Verbs:

A Review: Verbs Remember, when verbs do what they’re told, they are an action or a state of being… Example: John plays Playstation 2 until PS3 comes out on the market. Easy! PLAYS and COMES are our verb, right?

SO?:

SO? But sometimes, verbs act like NOUNS, which as we all know, can be confusing…. Playing Playstation 2 is something that John likes. Now….” PLAYING ” is acting like a NOUN Our verb in the sentence becomes “likes” Crazy!

Gerunds:

Gerunds Gerunds always, always, always end in –ing. They act like nouns in a sentence. So they can be: Subjects, Direct objects, Indirect Objects, or Predicative Nominative.

OTHER EXAMPLES:

OTHER EXAMPLES Subject: Swimming makes me happy. Direct object: I like swimming . Indirect object: Francisco gives swimming all of his energy and time. Predicative Nominative. My hobby is swimming .

Gerunds:

Gerunds Let’s try a few…. Reading Eating Dancing Jumping

Gerunds:

Gerunds Okay, now a few examples within sentences : Leaving one’s school during senior year is painful. Smoking is forbidden. I'm angry about his missing the meeting

Gerunds vs Participle:

Gerunds vs Participle A GERUND ends in –ing and acts like a NOUN in a sentence. A PRESENT PARTICIPLE ends in –ing and acts like an ADJECTIVE in a sentence

Gerunds vs Present Participles:

Gerunds vs Present Participles Francisco’s first love is swimming. Swimming is a gerund Francisco’s swimming coach was eaten by a great white shark -- Swimming is a participle, it modifies “coach” I remember promising Steve his new bike. -- Promising is gerund I am preparing welcoming party. -- welcoming is adjective.

Check these out::

Check these out: There are many ways of breaking a heart. The children's singing and laughing woke me up. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. Succeeding is not enough. Others must fall. The ringing telephone drove everyone crazy.  Consider the following sentences. A smiling man is smiling now because his hobby is smiling .

Making Gerund Phrases:

Making Gerund Phrases Doing laundry on Sunday afternoon has become my habit. On the weekend I enjoy cleaning my kitchen . My greatest challenge in school is focusing on my reading . Standing during a two-hour train trip is not my idea of fun The gerund phrase consists of the gerund, which always ends in -ing, and its modifiers and complements. The gerund phrase is always used as a noun.

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