Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Gerund"

The meaning of "Gerund" in various phrases and sentences

Q: O que significa What gerund is a subject?
What gerund is an object?
What gerund takes an object??
A: 「どの動名詞が主語になっていますか?
Q: O que significa A gerund in English grammar ?
A: grammatically it's a verb followed by the V-ing form.
Q: O que significa tell me please about the gerund ?
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Q: O que significa gerund adjective .?
A: gerund adjective are adjectives with the -ing form for example the sleeping beauty, the singing competition, etc
Q: O que significa gerund?
A: Yes, and it's when the verb becomes a noun with ing.

For example you can end a sentence with a noun but it's weird / unnatural to end a sentence with a verb.

Example sentences using "Gerund"

Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com gerund as : a reading boy is staying by window. .
A: In all of these sentences, "reading" is a gerund.

- Reading is a good way to learn English. (The subject of the sentence.)
- Today we had a reading lesson in school. (An adjective, "reading lesson".)
- I like reading in English. (The direct object of the verb "like".)
- I like to learn English by reading. (The indirect object of the verb.)

- What is more fun than reading? (To be honest, I don't know what part of the sentence "reading" is, but I know that it is a correct sentence, and I know that "reading" is a gerund in this sentence.)
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com forgot gerund (forgot + verb ing). I mean I'd like examples of "I forgot ~ing", not "forgetting".
A: Ok. I'll try :)
It's appropriate to use any of these after I've just done the action that I have also done in the past.
So, I would say "I forgot skiing was hard." after I haven't skied in a long time, but recently did it again.
Maybe I skied a lot as a kid and it was kinda difficult for me, but didn't ski again until I was an adult. Then I remember 'oh yeah, this is hard'. ;)

Same with the rest of these. I'd say it after I'd done the action that incited the memory. :)
I forgot talking to my mom was tiring. (after I talked to my mom and got fed up again)
I forgot eating late at night gives me a stomach ache. (after I ate late again and got sick again)
I forgot smoking gave me bad breath. (after I smoked again and got bad breath again)

I hope that makes sense! :)
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com finished + gerund
A: Finished getting
Finished putting
Finished running
Finished drawing
Finished drinking
Finished applying
Finished wiping
Finished listening
Finished watching
Finished writing
Finished stitching
Finished typing

The possibilities are almost limitless.
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com enjoyed + gerund .
A: they enjoyed meeting with you. she enjoyed watching the movir. they enjoyed spending time with you. Did you enjoy speaking with her? who enjoyed meeting with her?
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com gerunds.
A: Let's go shopping.
We went jogging yesterday.
He goes swimming every Friday.

Synonyms of "Gerund" and their differences

Q: Qual é a diferença entre gerund e infinitive ?
A: An infinitive is a verb that hasn’t been conjugated; it is in its original form, which always includes “to” before the word. For example, “to eat,” “to sleep,” “to run.”

A gerund is a verb that ends with “-ing” but acts as a noun. You’re probably already familiar with the present progressive/continuous tense, right? Like, “I am eating.” In that case, “eating” is a verb.
Let’s use “eating” as a gerund now. If I say, “I like eating,” “eating” is a gerund because it’s the direct object of the sentence. Again, you know that the word is a gerund if it ends in “-ing” and acts as a noun. Here’s another example: “Running is good exercise.” Where’s the subject of this sentence? The subject is “running.” You’re describing “running” with the adjective phrase, “good exercise.” Also, the auxiliary verb “is” follows the gerund. Gerunds follow one of the basic sentence structures of English just like any other noun! Subject + Verb + …
Q: Qual é a diferença entre gerund e present participle ?
Q: Qual é a diferença entre gerunds e infinitives ?
A: Gerunds: -ing;
Infinitive: Verb in its simplest form. Por ejemplo, en Español, el gerúndio sería -yendo, -ando y infinitivos son verbos en su forma simplificada, terminando en -ar -er -ir. En Inglés se pasa lo mismo.
Q: Qual é a diferença entre a gerund e past participle e present participle ?
A: (a gerund always ends with -ing, but you have to be careful because not all -ing words are gerunds) a gerund is a verb acting as a noun. instead of a subject being affected by the verb, a gerund is when the verb (acting as a noun) is the direct object or subject of a verb. for example: Since he was young, swimming has been his passion. it is a gerund because the word swimming, which is normally a verb, is the subject of the verb "has been". a present participle would be "last summer, he was swimming with his friends in Daytona Beach". "swimming" is the present participle completing the past progressive verb "was swimming". a past participle is the same, except the verb is past tense, "Last summer, he swam in Daytona Beach". the present tense is swimming, so for a past participle is was changed to "swam". hope this helped a little!
Q: Qual é a diferença entre gerund e infinitive ?
A: you use a gerund when the person you're talking about is doing it at that moment
for example: he is swimming
or : we was swimming when she called him

Translations of "Gerund"

Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? Could you tell me what's different of gerund and infinitive using with verbs?
A: Gerund = a verb that functions as a noun. They almost always end in, "-ing".
- Walking is good exercise.
- Flossing your teeth is essential for maximum dental health.
- Washing the dishes takes a long time.

Infinitive = the base form of a verb. They are almost always directly preceded by "to".
- to sit
- to write
- to call
- to throw
- to fold
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? I'm so confused with using gerunds and infinitive.
Can you help me to find out the differences.
The most important thing is learning
The most important thing is to learn.
Thanks alot
A: That makes sense!
I am thankful for your easy-to-understand explanation.
I'm happy that I finally understood.
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? gerund
A: do you mean what is a gerund?
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? gerund
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Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (RU)? what does that mean gerund phrase in english structure
A: A gerund phrase is a phrase, including a gerund with other elements, that can replace a noun.

Other questions about "Gerund"

Q: Why can’t I use ”joining the party”? as a gerund?
A: @clairehkim75 you may if you're in the process of doing so.

For example:

Where are you going?
I am joining the party!

if you join the party, usually that is someone telling you to do it.

For example:

I'm bored!
what are you waiting for? Come join the party!

There are some other examples, but these are the two most relatable.
Q: what does "by", before gerund, mean in this sentence?
"By" coming together with our small little contributions, we can bring about a chance in not only the lives of others, but also in ourselves.
A: It is used as a preposition or used for saying how something is done.
Q: When do you use gerund or to + infinitive? I'm here to buy/I'm her for buying, he wants to study/he wants studying...
A: You need to look at gerunds versus infinitive. See for example here:
or the following sites:

Note importantly that some forms change meaning depending on whether a gerund or infinitive is used (and others don't. "He's here to study" means he is here to study a subject. "He's here for studying" mean others will be inspecting and studying HIM!
The same is true of "I stopped to smoke" (meaning you were going somewhere and stopped to smoke a cigarette) vs "I stopped smoking" (which means you gave up the habit of smoking cigarettes).
Q: I just know it's a gerund, but what does the word "vinting" mean?
A: I had to look it up. Some dictionaries say it means "producing wine" and some say it means "selling wine."

Either way, it's a rare and obsolete word.
Q: How can I differentiate gerunds and present progressive
A: en el presente progreaivo tenes que usar el verbo to be , am, is, are, y segido de un verbo añadiendo ing ejemplo, i am studying ...

gerunds es cuando hoy dos verbos y no estas separados por la preopocicion "to". ejemplo. i like to study (esta es estrustura sin gerunds) i like studying (esta usa gerunds)

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