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    Help with gerunds is noted.

    1 Bryan intends seeing you immediately.
    2,I'm going to write a story.
    3.I will continue living in my house until June.
    4.Linda was washing up when i saw her last.
    5.I've got a bad headache and i'm feeling sick.
    6.When James is playing music he's happy.
    7.He advised applying for the job at once.
    8.Watching television can be a waste of time.
    9.Can you feel my heat beating?
    10.I have enjoyed meeting you.
    11.My wife is out shopping right now.
    12.A friend of mine was accused of stealing.
    13.I enjoy painting pictures of the countryside.
    14.Amy regrets spending so much money on clothes today.
    15.The grass wants cutting this week.
    16. I like swimming every morning.

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    Every gerund, without exception, ends in -ing. Gerunds are not, however, all that easy to pick out. The problem is that all present participles also end in -ing. How, do we then differentiate between these two?

    Typically, Gerunds function as nouns. Thus, gerunds will be subjects, subject complements, direct objects, indirect objects, and objects of prepositions. Present participles, on the other hand, complete progressive verbs or ...

    Solution Summary

    This job identifies gerunds.