Questions tagged with gerund

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Convert Active to Passive (intransitive verbs?)
Is it at all possible to convert the following sentences from active voice to passive voice. I was told that ...
passive active intransitive Infinitive gerund 0 votes, asked Oct 21 by Paulal John
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Passive gerunds for likes and dislikes
I've read these sentences in my grammar book. And it says "we use I like ... and I don't like+gerund/noun". ...
gerund 0 votes, asked Oct 14 by unique
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verb + gerund + object + verb form?
I know these sentences are correct: People enjoy watching other players lose. I like helping students learn. Part of the ...
gerund 0 votes, asked Sep 15 by Jane Embleton
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usage of gerund
Q. The proper _____ of equipment can prevent workers from being injured. in this case why can't i use 'utilizing' ...
gerund +2 votes, asked Sep 13 by blacbird
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Is ''a quick ending'' correct? (quick x quickly) (use x usage) (end x ending)
1. Why not 'quickly' instead of 'quick'? I always got confused about the the usage of both. 2. I also ...
Adverb gerund tenses +2 votes, edited Sep 12 by Lily
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Subject-verb error in Economist article?
A friend found the following sentence in The Economist: "Seemingly prudent budgeting in economies like Germany's produce dangerous strains globally."Most ...
subject-verb gerund +1 vote, asked Sep 12 by Anjee DiSanto
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Which one is correct?
"Releasing fish" or "releasing of fish"
releasing gerund preposition 0 votes, asked Jul 06 by Wipach Stylus
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Whether "your amazing" NOT "you're amazing" can ever be correct.
I'll begin with the discussion that started this topic. Someone typed "Your amazing". Someone then pointed out it should be ...
gerund present participle your amazing 0 votes, asked Jun 15 by Abe Nett
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When can we use Gerund as a Noun and when not?
I don't have the specific example, but my previous english teacher said that I was wrong and I don't know ...
gerund 0 votes, asked Jun 02 by Vũ Nguyễn Duy
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Difficulty doing something or difficulty to do something
I know you can't say have difficulty to do something: Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English But ...
gerund Infinitive 0 votes, asked May 18 by Mori
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I can't understand what part of speech it is.
Manchester is a chief cotton manufacturing city. Could you please tell me what part of speech "manufacturing" is?
participle adjective gerund 0 votes, asked May 11 by Rufina Khaziyeva
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Participle or Gerund or Verb??
In the sentence 'He is always demanding to have his own way.', is "demanding" a participle or gerund or verb??
gerund participle verb Verbal 0 votes, asked Apr 25 by Haydon
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Is my sentence right?
Everybody I know accuses me not studying enough.
gerund 0 votes, asked Apr 11 by silver
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Do Americans say "start letting"?
Can we say "start letting"? Is it grammatically correct and if people say like that? Or is it better to ...
gerund 0 votes, asked Apr 07 by nataly0303
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Nouns followed by a gerund and not an infinitive
Hello everyone, In my book of C1 I've come across this: "My ambition is to become a teacher" (OK. I ...
gerund Infinitive nouns Clauses +1 vote, edited Jan 31 by Desp
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The squirrel was excellent in climbing. (mention the function of the emboldened gerund)
gerund +1 vote, edited Dec 27 '15 by Vladimir007
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Gerund phrase
In the following sentence is "stopping us" a gerund phrase? "There was no stopping us."
gerund Phrase 0 votes, asked Dec 18 '15 by Sarah Hillman
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gerund phrase vs. clauses
What's the difference between the following two sentence constructions: 1. Flower Station is a flower store selling a variety of ...
gerund clause 0 votes, asked Sep 09 '15 by Molly Buckwalter Fairfield
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Running shoes, participle or gerund?
Is running shoes considered as participle or gerund? it was used in a sentence as "My running shoes are newly ...
verbals participle participles gerund gerunds 0 votes, asked Jul 14 '15 by Emerie Cailes
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Gerund or Participle
In the sentence "On heating, ice melts", what's "heating", a "gerund" or a "participle"? How do I differentiate between the ...
gerund participle 0 votes, asked Jul 06 '15 by Abdul Quadir
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ING ending
Hi, I have a burning question. I'm from Bolivia. There soccer ist the most popular sport. In the past, soccer ...
gerund +1 vote, asked Jun 01 '15 by Milton
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Sentence Labeling/Diagramming
I ran into this sentence in class today: Learning to work with others isn't always easy. I know that "learning" ...
gerund phrases 0 votes, asked Mar 20 '15 by Tom
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noun and gerund
Hi !!! 1-which one is right? : I like ski ( the sport of skiing) or I like skiing? 2- ...
gerund noun sports +1 vote, asked Feb 04 '15 by Mahdi
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Gerund and Appositive Phrase
In the sentence, "Blanche, who enjoys talking, is very sweet." is the part "Blanche, who enjoys talking," a gerund AND ...
gerund gerundphrase appositive appositivephrase 0 votes, asked Jan 28 '15 by ?
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gerund: noun or verb?
Is a gerund grammatically considered a noun or a verb?
gerund 0 votes, asked Jan 11 '15 by AT
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Why is "to providing" used on this sentence?
"Librarians respond by being flexible and adaptable in establishing a strong customer focus, requiring the expansion of their skills to ...
gerund 0 votes, edited Nov 20 '14 by Momo
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Please be reading - is this sentence correct?
I recently read an email from my daughter's teacher which said:"Please be reading 20 minutes every night."Is "please be reading" ...
grammar gerund 0 votes, asked Nov 16 '14 by Beth
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present continuous for future use take/answer
Why can you not say "I am taking / answering your questions at the end of the presentation?" In other ...
future gerund take answer 0 votes, asked Nov 12 '14 by cailin
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Gerunds: Watching
I had a buddy of mine recently tell me I missed a gerund in the following sentence or my sentence ...
gerund Infinitive 0 votes, asked May 23 '14 by Felip
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"to be" + gerund
In the sentence The car is still running, but is in bad condition. What would be considered the verb of ...
gerund objective complement +2 votes, asked Nov 08 '13 by sali
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