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1. gerund

noun. a noun formed from a verb (such as the `-ing' form of an English verb when used as a noun).

Synonyms

  • deverbal noun

Etymology

  • gerundium (Latin)
  • gerundus (Latin)

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Example sentences of the word gerund


1. Noun, singular or mass
Studying can be fun is an example of a sentence with a gerund (studying) as the subject.

2. Adjective
The sentence "Jumping is good for your heart" uses the gerund form of "jump" as the subject of the sentence.

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