- The Forms of the Gerund
- Functions of Gerunds in Sentences
- Gerund or Infinitive?
- Gerundial Complex
The gerund is a non-finite form of the verb with some noun features. It is formed by adding the suffix -ing to the stem of the verb.
Seeing is believing.
The gerund acts like a verb and a noun at the same time.
Like a verb:
- It expresses action or a state of being.
- The gerund has grammatical categories of voice and tense.
- It may be modified by an adverb or have an object. (E.g.: Reading (gerund) quickly (adverb) tires me. I like reading (gerund) such books (direct object).)