gerund gerund

Definition(s):

  • (n) a noun formed from a verb (such as the `-ing' form of an English verb when used as a noun)

Usage(s):

  1. I wouldn't know a gerund from a syntax.
  2. In the 17th Century, venerable dons were called pupil-mongers, and in the 18th they were gerund-grinders.
  3. The difference is the difference between making love and a certain gerund I can't write here.

News

  • Cooper: Bullying may not be what you think

      By Warren Cooper Remember when a bully was an aggressive kid who intimidated or mistreated weaker kids? The verb we’ve come to love, “to bully,” and its familiar gerund, “bullying,” have been used since the mid-16th century, according to...
    on September 1, 2013     Source: Hunterdon County Democrat

Quotes

  • "By the end of those seven days we were scared, we were hungry, we were homesick, but we were united as a team and, by God, we knew what a gerund was," Jonny Wilkinson told the BBC's John Inverdale last week, adding, "Please don't lock me in...
    on Sep 13, 2007 By: Jonny Wilkinson Source: guardian.co.uk

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