what are gerunds?

When a verb acts as a noun in a sentence, it becomes a gerund. It is always formed by adding '-ing' to the base form of the verb.

Eg:

1. I amswimming.

2. I likeswimming.

In sentence 1 the word 'swimming' acts as a verb, however, in sentence 2, it acts as a noun. Thus 'swimming' is agerundin sentence 2.

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