English Grammar - Gerund and Present Participle

Present participles and gerunds

The Gerund and the Present Participle: 'ING' Form INTRODUCTION The '-ing' form of the verb may be a present participle or a geru...

Present participle

THE PRESENT PARTICIPLE The present participle of most verbs has the form base+ing and is used in the following ways: a. as part of the continuous f...

Gerund

THE GERUND THE GERUND This looks exactly the same as a present participle, and for this reason it is now common to call both forms 'the -ing fo...

Verbs followed by the gerund

VERBS FOLLOWED BY THE GERUND VERBS FOLLOWED BY THE GERUND The gerund is used after certain verbs. Examples miss: I miss living in Engl...

Gerund or Infinitive

GERUND OR INFINITIVE? GERUND OR INFINITIVE? The two groups of verbs below can be followed either by the gerund or by the infinitive. Usually t...

Gerund or Infinitive, continued

GERUND OR INFINITIVE? Part B: GERUND OR INFINITIVE? B. Verbs where there is a clear difference in meaning: Verbs marked with an asterisk* can a...

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