gerunds, participles, and infinitives

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Summary: 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 functions as a noun. The term verbal indicates that a gerund, like the other two kinds of verbals, is based on a verb and therefore expresses action or a state of being. b) However, since a gerund functions as a noun, it occupies some

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GerundGerundsSummary: 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 functions as a noun. The term verbal indicates that a gerund, like the other two kinds of verbals, is based on a verb and therefore expresses action or a state of being. b) However, since a gerund functions as a noun, it occupies some positions in a sentence that a noun ordinarily would, for example: subject, direct object, subject complement, and object of preposition. Gerund as subject: Travell

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