Is the word write a gerund?
Write is a verb. Writing is the gerund.
I write stories. - verb
I like writing. - gerund
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The word 'building' is the present participle, present tense of the verb to build. The present participle of the verb also functions as an adjective and a gerund (a verbal noun). The gerund 'building' is an abstract noun as a word for the process involved in constructing or repairing structures. The gerund 'building' is a concrete noun as a word for a structure.
Gerund is derived from a verb but functions as a noun and is referred to as a verbal noun. It ends with -ing. A verb on the other hand is a word that describes an action. Example : The word "Say" is a verb in : "He wants you to say this." However, it is used as a noun (Gerund" in : "This is a very popular saying."