When we use a verb in -ing form more like a noun, it is usually a gerund:
- Fishing is fun.
- Anthony is fishing.
- I have a boring teacher.
Gerunds are sometimes called "verbal nouns".In this lesson, we look at how we use gerunds, followed by a quiz to check your understanding:
- Gerunds as Subject, Object or Complement
- Gerunds after Prepositions
- Gerunds after Certain Verbs
- Gerunds in Passive Sense
- Gerunds Quiz
Many grammarians do not like to use the expression "gerund". That is because there is sometimes no clear difference between a gerund and a present participle.