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Hello, In the following sentence, is "surprising" a gerund?  Thank you.   "Last night's victory was surprising."

verbals asked Mar 22 '13 at 18:25 AZTeach New member

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I would call it the present participle used as an adjective modifying victory. It would have to be a noun to be a gerund.

link comment answered Mar 22 '13 at 18:50 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

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