gerund : Definition, Usages, News and More

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

  • Unfortunately, this personification of a peerless gerund suffered a surrealistic metamorphosis that included its becoming a pen point, a legless alcoholic and a dinner companion .
  • One day The Roman changed his question to "Pick out the first gerund you see.
  • Your only omission (as you no doubt noticed in my post #12) is that Palinese requires the use of unnecessary gerund phrases, so that "qualified" becomes "being qualified", "our .
News & Articles

  • 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...
    Sept. 1, 2013 - Hunterdon County Democrat

  • Jonny Wilkinson in
    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...

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