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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A verb ending in "ing" that is used as a noun.

Usage examples (35)
  • In the sentence, The coming of the newspaper was much anticipated, "coming" is a gerund.
  • Where a gerund is a noun formed from a verb usually by adding ‘ing’ to the ending.
  • Remember that a gerund is a present participle of a verb (the - ing form) that is being treated like a noun:
  • As the word gerund is variously used, we first define it. for more
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