Definition of Gerunds:
Synonyms of Gerunds:
Opposite/Antonyms of Gerunds:
Sentence/Example of Gerunds:
Well, if you have, how are you going to spot the gerund and the gerundive?
"Gerund, sir," said the Coffee-colored Angel with more conviction.
She could hardly wait to take off her coat when she reached her room in Mrs. Gerund's lodging-house.
Usually the phrase is used like an adjective; occasionally it is used like a noun (sometimes called the gerund phrase).
The prepositional and infinitive phrases may have all three uses; the participial phrase has two—adjective and noun (gerund).
The participle has been called an adjectival verbal; the gerund may be called a noun verbal.
Gerund: "Life is a pitching of this penny,—heads or tails;" "Serving others is serving us."
Gerund: "There will be sleeping enough in the grave;" "What signifies wishing and hoping for better things?"
Instances will be found in treating of the pronoun or noun with a gerund, pronoun and antecedent, sometimes verb and subject, etc.
That is, should the possessive case of a noun or pronoun always be used with the gerund to indicate the active agent?