50 examples of gerunds, Definition and Example Sentences
The gerund is a verb that acts like a noun in a sentence. The subject in which the names are used in the sentence is used in the case of the object. The gerund is obtained by adding the -ing tag to a verb root.
It is important to note the distinction between the gerund verb and the present participle. It may not always be the gerund which receives the ”ing” tag but it can also be participles. Present participle verbs report continuity.
Here are 50 Examples of Gerunds;
1. Swimming is my favourite sport.
2. Having to get up early won’t bother me at all.
3. Getting up early is a good habit.
4. Being married will not make me happy.
5. Looking after many children keeps Susan busy.
6. I can’t stand Tom’s speaking German.
7. After taking a bath, I felt fine.
8. I was afraid of hurting her feelings.
9. I’m afraid I have to delay going on holiday because of my personal problems.
10. You can go to cinema when you’ve finished doing your homework.
Verb + Gerund
Verb + Prepposition + Gerund
24. adapt to
25. apologize for
26. approve of
27. ask about
28. believe in
29. blame for
30. care about
31. complain about
32. engage in
33. forgive for
34. give up
35. help with
36. look forward to
37. result from
38. succeed in
39. suffer from
40. talk about
41. take part in
42. there’s no point in
43. think about
44. warn about
45. work on
46. worry about
Be + Adjective + Prep. + Gerund
47. be good at
48. be sad about
49. be successful in
50. be suitable for