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gerund meaning

EN[ˈdʒɛrənd] [-ʌnd] [-ɛrənd] [-ɛrʌnd]
WGerund
  • The gerund (/ˈdʒɛrənd/ or /ˈdʒɛrʌnd/) is a non-finite verb form that can function as a noun in Latin and English grammar. The English gerund ends in -ing (as in I enjoy playing basketball).
  • The gerund is the form that names the action of the verb (for instance, playing is the action of "to play").
  • The Latin gerund (gerundium) is a verb form that behaves similarly to a noun, although it can only appear in certain oblique cases. (It should not be confused with the Latin gerundive, which is similar in form, but has a passive, adjectival use.)
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Nouns
      • Countable nouns
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    1. en gerundive
    2. en gerunds
    3. en gerundial
    4. en gerundives
    5. en gerundially
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    Meaning of gerund for the defined word.

    Grammatically, this word "gerund" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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