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7 Gerund Phrases
Transcript of 7 Gerund Phrases
2. Gerund phrases can function as nouns. A gerund phrase can be a subject, direct object, an object of preposition, or a predicate noun.
1. Gerund phrase – consists of a gerund accompanied by an adjective, an adverb, a direct object, or a prepositional phrase.
Subject: Preparing for a concert takes time.
Direct Object: Lane began practicing his flute.
Object of preposition: Before playing the music, he studied it.
Predicate noun: His big challenge was walking onstage. Ex: Wearing tight shoes hurts. (gerund + direct object)
Long-distance running is fun. (adjective + gerund)
I like dancing on ice. (gerund + prepositional phrase)
Performing alone is his dream. (gerund + adverb)
3. Do not confuse gerund phrases with a participial phrase. If a phrase functions as a subject, direct object, object, or predicate noun in the sentence it’s a gerund. If it serves as an adjective, it’s a participial phrase. Gerund Phrase: Singing softly was difficult. (subject)
Participial Phrase: Singing softly, he claimed the baby.
Gerund Phrase: We began singing in the son. (direct object)
Participial phrase: The girl singing the song is Pat.
Possessive in Gerund Phrses 1. Sometimes a noun or a pronoun comes before a gerund.
Michael's leaving is a disappointment.
I can't imagine his going away. 2. Always use the possessive form of a noun or pronoun before a gerund.
Because of Roger's being the director, our class play was veyr successful.
His directing is unequaled. 3. When you are in doubt about which form to use before a gerund, substitue aother nound for the gerund.
You know that you need to use a possessive form before a noun. Because a gerund functions as a noun, only
a possessive form is correct before a gerund, as well.
Because of Roger's skill, out class was very successful.
His talent is unequaled. Summing up A gerund phrase can be a subject, a direct object, an object of preposition, or a predicate noun.
Use a possessive noun or a possessive pronoun before a gerund. Stephanie Barahona
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