Overview: This handout provides a detailed overview (including descriptions and examples) of gerunds, participles, and infinitives. a) A gerund is a verbal that ends in -ing and capabilities as a noun. The term mental indicates a gerund, just like the other two kinds of oral, is based on a verb and therefore expresses action or a express of being. b) However , as a gerund functions like a noun, that occupies several positions in a sentence that the noun in most cases would, one example is: subject, immediate object, subject complement, and object of preposition. Gerund as subject:
вЂў Travelling may well satisfy the desire for new experiences. (Traveling is the gerund. ) вЂў The study abroad program may satisfy your desire for fresh experiences. (The gerund have been removed. ) Gerund while direct target:
вЂў They don't appreciate my singing. (The gerund can be singing. ) вЂў They do not appreciate my own assistance. (The gerund have been removed) Gerund as subject complement:
вЂў My cat's favorite activity is sleeping. (The gerund is sleeping. ) вЂў My cat's favorite meals is fish. (The gerund has been removed. ) Gerund as thing of preposition:
вЂў The police caught him intended for speeding. (The gerund is speeding. ) вЂў Law enforcement arrested him for felony activity. (The gerund has been removed. ) A gerund phrase can be described as group of terms consisting of a gerund and the modifier(s) and/or (pro)noun(s) or noun phrase(s) that function as the immediate object(s), indirect object(s), or perhaps complement(s) from the action or perhaps state portrayed in the gerund, such as: The gerund expression functions since the subject of the sentence.
Finding a needle in a haystack would be easier than what we're looking to do. Finding (gerund)
a needle (direct object of action indicated in gerund)
in a haystack (prepositional term as adverb)
The gerund phrase functions as the direct target of the action-word appreciate. I am hoping that you appreciate my getting you this opportunity (of extra help). my personal (possessive pronoun...