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The Positions of GERUND

Unread postby Pheakdey » Thu Sep 11, 2008 3:15 am

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:
Examples:
* Dancing bored him.
* Running every morning is good for health...
2- As the complement of the verb (be):
Examples:
* Her taste is going around the world.
* Seeing is trusting...
3- As the object of prepositions:
Examples:
* He was punished for stealing.
* I am tired of running...
4- As the compound nouns:
Examples:
* A sitting room = The room for sitting.
* A swimming pool = The pool for swimming...
5- No + Gerund ( For prohibition):
Examples:
* No smoking.
* No parking....
6- As the object of certain verbs:
Like, love, enjoy, hate, stop, admit, practise, resent.....
Examples:
* I like speaking English with my friends.
* I enjoy playing football....

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Re: The Positions of GERUND

Unread postby kamel » Sun Jun 13, 2010 2:34 pm

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

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Re: The Positions of GERUND

Unread postby harvest » Thu Jul 08, 2010 5:18 am

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.

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Re: The Positions of GERUND

Unread postby harvest » Thu Jul 08, 2010 6:57 am

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

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Re: The Positions of GERUND

Unread postby Pheakdey » Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:08 am

Thanks you for informing me more about how to use the gerund.

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Re: The Positions of GERUND

Unread postby jezarinn » Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:10 pm

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.

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Re: The Positions of GERUND

Unread postby garys » Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:04 pm

Hi

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.

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Re: The Positions of GERUND

Unread postby LeesaJohnson » Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:39 am

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.


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