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Gerunds | Gerunds Usage and Examples

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Gerunds

When we add ‘ing’ to a verb in the continuous tense (present past, or future), we treat it as a verb.

Example:

I am listening to the radio.

Mom was washing dishes.

We will be making pasta tonight.

However, outside the continuous tense when we add ’ing’ to certain verbs they become nouns. Such words are called gerunds

Examples:

Swimming is a good exercise

Shania likes reading magazines in her spare time

We will go fishing on the weekend.

Let’s go for shopping after lunch.

Mike fell on the track at the beginning of the race.

Rita scolded Maria for calling her so late.

I go for jogging in the evenings.

Janet enjoys cooking on Sundays.

I prefer traveling by road than by air

Peter doesn’t mind making everyone’s breakfast in the morning

Gerunds Usage and Examples

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