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The Positions of GERUND

Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 3:15 am
by Pheakdey
This is the best time for me to post new topic for you all to check Gerund up. What is the gerund? Well, Gerund is a Verbial Noun in which formed by VERB + ING.
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Dance Dancing...
There are five positions of gerund
1- As the subject of the verbs:
* Dancing bored him.
* Running every morning is good for health...
2- As the complement of the verb (be):
* Her taste is going around the world.
* Seeing is trusting...
3- As the object of prepositions:
* He was punished for stealing.
* I am tired of running...
4- As the compound nouns:
* A sitting room = The room for sitting.
* A swimming pool = The pool for swimming...
5- No + Gerund ( For prohibition):
* No smoking.
* No parking....
6- As the object of certain verbs:
Like, love, enjoy, hate, stop, admit, practise, resent.....
* I like speaking English with my friends.
* I enjoy playing football....

Re: The Positions of GERUND

Posted: Sun Jun 13, 2010 2:34 pm
by kamel
Don't forget the use of the ing form standing for a relative clause
eg: the man sitting there is my fiend.
it can be expressed
the man who sits there is my friend

Re: The Positions of GERUND

Posted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 5:18 am
by harvest
gerund also comes after preposition

e.g : The japanese students are interested in learning traditional dances.

gerund after possesive pronoun

e.g : the teacher was angry for MY coming late.

Re: The Positions of GERUND

Posted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 6:57 am
by harvest
just additional.

gerund also comes after preposition, possessive pronoun, and verb of senses.

e.g :
1. he left the house without telling anyone

2. Her father doesnt agree my seeing her too often

3. I saw the man entering the house

Re: The Positions of GERUND

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:08 am
by Pheakdey
Thanks you for informing me more about how to use the gerund.

Re: The Positions of GERUND

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:10 pm
by jezarinn
What about the follow phrase:

The train was late arriving.

Does this sound correct? I was told it sounds right but I can't seem to find out why.

Re: The Positions of GERUND

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:04 pm
by garys

I am struggling with gerunds as well.

As you say it sounds ok, but I think it should be followed by the infinitive to be correct:

The train was late to arrive

If you were to remove the adverb 'late' so - the train was arriving - 'was arriving' would clearly be a past continuous verb.


Re: The Positions of GERUND

Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:39 am
by LeesaJohnson
A gerund is a noun made from a verb by adding "-ing." Thus it can be in the position of a subject, direct object, an object of the preposition, or a predicate noun.

Re: The Positions of GERUND

Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:17 pm
by NiallHoughton
Sometimes people confuse participles used adjectively as gerunds, e.g. A ROLLING stone gathers no moss......however the -ing word must function as a noun to be a gerund.