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synonyms for gerund

  • deponent
  • infinitive
  • participle
  • verbification
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How to use gerund in a sentence

Well, if you have, how are you going to spot the gerund and the gerundive?
THE VARMINTOWEN JOHNSON
"Gerund, sir," said the Coffee-colored Angel with more conviction.
THE VARMINTOWEN JOHNSON
She could hardly wait to take off her coat when she reached her room in Mrs. Gerund's lodging-house.
FIND THE WOMANARTHUR SOMERS ROCHE
Usually the phrase is used like an adjective; occasionally it is used like a noun (sometimes called the gerund phrase).
BUSINESS ENGLISHROSE BUHLIG
The prepositional and infinitive phrases may have all three uses; the participial phrase has two—adjective and noun (gerund).
BUSINESS ENGLISHROSE BUHLIG
The participle has been called an adjectival verbal; the gerund may be called a noun verbal.
AN ENGLISH GRAMMARW. M. BASKERVILL AND J. W. SEWELL
Gerund: "Life is a pitching of this penny,—heads or tails;" "Serving others is serving us."
AN ENGLISH GRAMMARW. M. BASKERVILL AND J. W. SEWELL
Gerund: "There will be sleeping enough in the grave;" "What signifies wishing and hoping for better things?"
AN ENGLISH GRAMMARW. M. BASKERVILL AND J. W. SEWELL
Instances will be found in treating of the pronoun or noun with a gerund, pronoun and antecedent, sometimes verb and subject, etc.
AN ENGLISH GRAMMARW. M. BASKERVILL AND J. W. SEWELL
That is, should the possessive case of a noun or pronoun always be used with the gerund to indicate the active agent?
AN ENGLISH GRAMMARW. M. BASKERVILL AND J. W. SEWELL
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WORDS RELATED TO GERUND

  • deponent
  • gerund
  • infinitive
  • participle
  • verbification
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

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