Today in this article we are going to introduce you Gerunds to increase your English vocabulary knowledge. In the earlier post you have read about the Direct and Indirect Speech in detail.
What Is A Gerund? Useful List & Examples
Learn how and when to use Gerunds in English with useful grammar rules, example sentences-
What is a gerund?
“Gerunds are verbals that function as nouns and have an –ing ending.”
I am waiting. (Present Participle)
(This is the present continuous. “Waiting” here is part of the verb. It is not a gerund.)
I don’t like waiting. (Gerund)
(This is present Indefinite, but it contains a gerund. “Waiting” is the direct object of this sentence.)
हाउ टू यूज जीरंड विद एग्जाम्प्ल्स –
The gerund form of verbs is used as follows:
No. 1. The Gerund Can be Used as Subject of a Sentence
Writing in English is difficult.
Watching TV is my favorite pastime.
No. 2. The Gerund Can be Used as Direct Object of a Sentence
I like writing in English.
I love going out to restaurants.
No. 3. The Gerund Can be Used as a Subject Complement
My cat’s favorite activity is sleeping.
One of his duties is doing homework.
No. 4. The Gerund Can be Used as an Object of a Preposition
We shall be interested in hearing your comments.
Would you like to walk instead of taking the bus?
No. 5. The Gerund Can be Used after Certain Expressions
It’s no use, it’s no good, there’s no point in…
It’s no use tying it; you have to glue it.
There’s no point in wasting time.