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gerund phrases: A gerund is a verb form which functions as a noun and ends in -ing (e.g. asking in do you mind my asking you?).

A gerund phrase will begin with a gerund, an ing word, and might include other modifiers and/or objects. Gerund phrases always function as nouns, so they will be subjects, subject complements, or objects in the sentence, e.g.:

Eating ice cream on a rollercoaster can be a messy experience.

Eating ice cream on a rollercoaster = subject of the verb can be.

Smoking is hazardous to your health.

Smoking = subject of the verb is.

Being a soldier requires being very fit

Being a soldier= subject of the verb requires.

being very fit = direct object of the verb require.
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5 example of gerund phrase As the subject?

A gerund is a verb form ending in "-ing" that is used in a sentence  as a noun rather than as the verb. Some examples of gerunds as the  subjects of sentences appear below.

What is a gerund phrase used as?

A gerund phrase becomes an action verb by appending the suffix, "ing" to a noun.

What is a gerunds and gerund phrases?

A gerund is a noun formed by adding -ing to a verb. For example: 'Singing makes me happy.' 'His hobby was playing the violin.' 'My mother likes taking photographs.' A gerund p

What is an gerund phrase function?

  "Gerund" is a grammatical term for a verb that is used as a noun, for example in the sentence "I like running" in which case "running" is a gerund.

How does a Gerund Phrase function in a sentence?

Gerund phrases, like gerunds alone, function as nouns in a sentence. Like a noun, a gerund phrase can be a subject, a D.O., an object of the preposition, or a predicate noun.

How are gerund and gerund phrase used in a sentence?

A gerund or gerund phrase functions as a noun, as the subject of a  sentence or a clause, and as the object of a verb or a preposition.  Examples:       Fishing i

What is a direct object in a gerund phrase?

A gerund phrase cannot have a direct object, but it can functionas a direct object, since gerunds function as nouns in a sentence. Dad hates cutting the grass . Dad loves f
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Is fishing a gerund phrase?

  Fishing can either be a gerund phrase or a participial depending on how you use it in a sentence. For example, "Fishing is fun." is a sentence in which fishing is used a