Gerund Phrases





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Gerund Phrases :


Gerunds, verbals that end in -ing and that act as nouns, frequently are associated with modifiers and complements in a gerund phrase.


These phrases function as units and can do anything that a noun can do.


Notice that other phrases, especially prepositional phrases, are frequently part of the gerund phrase.


  • Cramming for tests is not a good study strategy. [gerund phrase as subject]



  • John enjoyed swimming in the lake after dark. [gerund phrase as object]



  • I'm really not interested in studying biochemistry for the rest of my life. [gerund phrase as object of the preposition in ]




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  • Absolute Phrases


  • Appositive Phrases


  • Gerund Phrases


  • Infinitive Phrases


  • Noun Phrases


  • Participial Phrases


  • Prepositional Phrases













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