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Teaching Gerund

Conclusions and References

Conclusions Gerund is one of the most difficult grammar point in English and it must be studied perfectly by teacher before explaining students. It has a lot of positions in the sentence and students must learn these positions because the meaning of the sentences depends of the positions every word in English. The derivation of […]

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Gerund structure – Part II

In general to the V construction has future orientation. It speaks of potential events, while the gerund has present or past readings, it tends to ‘reify’ or actualize an event. This distinction is relevant for several categories of verbs that take both complements. Also, in general, the infinitive complement carries with it a generic reading […]

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Gerund structure

Gerunds can occur in three different constructions in English: (a) as the subject of a sentence, (b) as verb complements (V + G) and (c) as objects of a preposition (Prep + O). Likewise, infinitives can occur in three different constructions: (a) as the subject of a sentence, (b) as a verb complement (V + […]

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General Characteristics of Gerund

Introduction Teaching English is a hard work. When we speak about teaching English grammar it is more difficult work for the teacher and the students. Interest in learning of English to students has been steadily growing in recent years. For correct presenting grammar teachers need special skills. Helping the children to learn and develop grammar […]

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Gerund complements as Subjects

The distribution of subject gerunds closely parallels the infinitive cases and this is why we will not discuss it in any detail. The constructions are often interchangeable from a syntactic perspective, though there may be differences of meaning. (43) It was great fun to swim in the sea. It was great fun swimming in the […]

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