When a verb ends in -ing, it may be a present participle or it may be a gerund. It is important to understand that they are not the same.
When we use a verb in -ing form more like a verb or an adjective, it is usually a present participle:
- Anthony is fishing.
- I have a boring teacher.
When we use a verb in -ing form more like a noun, it is usually a gerund:
- Fishing is fun.
In this lesson, we look at how we use gerunds, followed by a quiz to check your understanding:
- Gerund as Subject, Object or Complement
- Gerund after Preposition
- Gerund after Certain Verbs
- Gerund in Passive Sense
- Gerunds Quiz