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.”

Gerund examples:

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

Gerunds Examples:

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

Gerunds examples:

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…

Gerunds examples:

It’s no use tying it; you have to glue it.

There’s no point in wasting time.