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LEARNING GRAMMAR IS AWESOME! Gerunds and Gerund Phrases
What is a verbal? When a verb form is used as a noun, an adjective, or an adverb, is it called a verbal. Last time we talked about verb forms used as adjectives participles. Today we are focusing on verb forms used as NOUNS. gerunds
Gerund form of a verb that ends in –ing and acts as a noun Parting is such sweet sorrow. Loving you is easy ‘cause you’re beautiful.
Where can you use a gerund? Any place you can put a noun in a sentence, a gerund could appear. Possibilities include: Appositive, direct object, subject, indirect object, noun in a prepositional phrase, predicate noun
Verb? Participle? Gerund? Kevin is yawning at his desk. The yawning boy was very tired. Yawning is contagious. Sighing, my sister upset me. My sister’s sighing upset me. My sister was sighing, and that upset me.
Gerund Phrase consists of a gerund and one or more modifiers ACT together as a noun Possibilities for a modifier: adverbs, nouns, adverbs, prepositional phrases
Weird but not uncommon… Gerunds with direct AND indirect objects The algebra teacher tried giving her students praise.
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