What is Gerund Phrase?


What is a gerund phrase?

A gerund phrase is a grammatical constituent that is made up of a verb in the gerund form (-ing suffix), and different modifiers after it.

A gerund phrase acts like a noun in a sentence. They are subjects, subject complements, or objects in the sentence structure.

Even though the gerund phrase has a verb, specifically in the -ing form, it still acts as a noun.

What is Gerund Phrase?

Gerund Phrase Examples

  • Eating ice cream too quickly can cause brain freeze.
  • Washing the dishes is something I despise.
  • Running with scissors can cause serious injuries.
  • There has to be a different way than just hitting your head against a wall until it crumbles.
  • You’re going to break the machine if you keep jamming too much clothing into it.
  • She has to be certain that her jealousy is not getting the best of her.

Difference between Gerund and Infinitive (simply explained)

What’s the difference between Present Participle and Gerund?

Noun + Gerund

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