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The Gerund


A Gerund is formed by adding ‘ing’ to a verb and works as a noun. It is also called Verb-Noun. E.g. Running is a good exercise.


Here “running” is formed from “run” and is used as the subject or like a noun.


A gerund may be used as the subject or object of a verb, the object of a preposition, complement of a verb.


Point out the Gerund:


1. He is fond of talking.

2. He likes being praised.

3. Ram couldn’t help screaming.




1. talking

2. “being praised” is an example of a compound gerund

3. screaming

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