Gerunds and Present Participles.
The -ing form acting as verb, adjective or noun. Definition, Examples, Quiz
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Participles come in two varieties: past participle and present participle. They are two of the five forms that every verb has. See example below.
A Present Participle is the form of a verb, always ending in -ing. It's most commonly used to form continuous verb tenses, or it can function as adjectives or nouns. When present participle is used as noun, it is called Gerund.
Gerund is a verb form ending in -ing (present participle) but that functions as a noun. Thus it can be in the position of subject, direct object, indirect objects and in any other place where noun could be used.
I am running
I will be running
I would have been running
That lesson is boring me. That lesson is
That lesson is boring. That lesson is very boring.
I enjoy running.
Running is good for you.
I look forward to running with you.