gerund : Definition, Usages, News and More
- 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 guardian.co.uk
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...