PG-33 • A gerund is the ing form of a verb, used as a noun • Can be used as a subject or an object • Can be used with an article or possessive or demonstrative adjective • A verb in the ing form following a preposition is usually a gerund • Read examples from the page
Subject gerunds • Reading is a useful way of passing your free time
Object gerunds • My parents consider racing a dangerous sport
article + gerund • The designing of the building was not as expected.
Demonstrative adjective + gerunds • This fighting is bringing harm to everyone.
Preposition + gerund • Most of my friends are concerned about winning and not about the means of winning.
Possessive adjective + gerund • Please, excuse my interrupting you.
Verb + gerund • They resent going there
Complete the exercise (pg-33) • Fill in the blank with the correct form of the infinitive or the gerund: • Note: infinitive is the basic form of a verb • EX: let him see.