Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Gerund"

The meaning of "Gerund" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does tell me please about the gerund mean?
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Q: What does gerund adjective . mean?
A: gerund adjective are adjectives with the -ing form for example the sleeping beauty, the singing competition, etc
Q: What does why did they use a gerund "giving reasons", I can't find a grammatical rule for that mean?
A: "giving reasons in support of your answer"
instead of saying only one word or sentence as your answer, try to add reasons why you think your answer is right. explain your answer!
Q: What does gerund mean?
A: Yes, and it's when the verb becomes a noun with ing.

For example you can end a sentence with a noun but it's weird / unnatural to end a sentence with a verb.

Example sentences using "Gerund"

Q: Please show me example sentences with forgot gerund (forgot + verb ing). I mean I'd like examples of "I forgot ~ing", not "forgetting".
A: Ok. I'll try :)
It's appropriate to use any of these after I've just done the action that I have also done in the past.
So, I would say "I forgot skiing was hard." after I haven't skied in a long time, but recently did it again.
Maybe I skied a lot as a kid and it was kinda difficult for me, but didn't ski again until I was an adult. Then I remember 'oh yeah, this is hard'. ;)

Same with the rest of these. I'd say it after I'd done the action that incited the memory. :)
I forgot talking to my mom was tiring. (after I talked to my mom and got fed up again)
I forgot eating late at night gives me a stomach ache. (after I ate late again and got sick again)
I forgot smoking gave me bad breath. (after I smoked again and got bad breath again)

I hope that makes sense! :)
Q: Please show me example sentences with finished + gerund
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A: Finished getting
Finished putting
Finished running
Finished drawing
Finished drinking
Finished applying
Finished wiping
Finished listening
Finished watching
Finished writing
Finished stitching
Finished typing

The possibilities are almost limitless.
Q: Please show me example sentences with enjoyed + gerund .
A: they enjoyed meeting with you. she enjoyed watching the movir. they enjoyed spending time with you. Did you enjoy speaking with her? who enjoyed meeting with her?
Q: Please show me example sentences with gerunds and infinitives.
A: skiing is fun.
i went skiing yesterday.
she likes to ski, she likes skiing (son iguales)
i have to ski today.
i am going to go skiing tomorrow.
speaking of skiing, i love it.
skiing is faster than walking.
Q: Please show me example sentences with gerunds.
A: Let's go shopping.
We went jogging yesterday.
He goes swimming every Friday.

Synonyms of "Gerund" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between gerunds and infinitives ?
A: Gerunds: -ing;
Infinitive: Verb in its simplest form. Por ejemplo, en Español, el gerúndio sería -yendo, -ando y infinitivos son verbos en su forma simplificada, terminando en -ar -er -ir. En Inglés se pasa lo mismo.
Q: What is the difference between "to try followed by gerund" and "to try followed by infinitive" ?
A: to try to do something - to attempt to achieve something

"I tried to open the door." = my objective was to open the door


to try doing something - to test something as a solution to a problem

"My computer's not working, I'll try turning it off and on again." = I think this will solve the problem
Q: What is the difference between a gerund and past participle and present participle ?
A: (a gerund always ends with -ing, but you have to be careful because not all -ing words are gerunds) a gerund is a verb acting as a noun. instead of a subject being affected by the verb, a gerund is when the verb (acting as a noun) is the direct object or subject of a verb. for example: Since he was young, swimming has been his passion. it is a gerund because the word swimming, which is normally a verb, is the subject of the verb "has been". a present participle would be "last summer, he was swimming with his friends in Daytona Beach". "swimming" is the present participle completing the past progressive verb "was swimming". a past participle is the same, except the verb is past tense, "Last summer, he swam in Daytona Beach". the present tense is swimming, so for a past participle is was changed to "swam". hope this helped a little!
Q: What is the difference between gerund and infinitive ?
A: you use a gerund when the person you're talking about is doing it at that moment
for example: he is swimming
or : we was swimming when she called him

Translations of "Gerund"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? Could you tell me what's different of gerund and infinitive using with verbs?
A: Gerund = a verb that functions as a noun. They almost always end in, "-ing".
- Walking is good exercise.
- Flossing your teeth is essential for maximum dental health.
- Washing the dishes takes a long time.

Infinitive = the base form of a verb. They are almost always directly preceded by "to".
- to sit
- to write
- to call
- to throw
- to fold
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? I'm so confused with using gerunds and infinitive.
Can you help me to find out the differences.
example:
The most important thing is learning
The most important thing is to learn.
Thanks alot
A: That makes sense!
I am thankful for your easy-to-understand explanation.
I'm happy that I finally understood.
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? gerund
A: do you mean what is a gerund?
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? gerund
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Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? what does that mean gerund phrase in english structure
A: A gerund phrase is a phrase, including a gerund with other elements, that can replace a noun.
See http://chompchomp.com/terms/gerundphrase.htm

Other questions about "Gerund"

Q: Why can’t I use ”joining the party”? as a gerund?
A: @clairehkim75 you may if you're in the process of doing so.

For example:

Where are you going?
I am joining the party!

if you join the party, usually that is someone telling you to do it.

For example:

I'm bored!
what are you waiting for? Come join the party!

There are some other examples, but these are the two most relatable.
Q: what does "by", before gerund, mean in this sentence?
"By" coming together with our small little contributions, we can bring about a chance in not only the lives of others, but also in ourselves.
A: It is used as a preposition or used for saying how something is done.
Q: When do you use gerund or to + infinitive? I'm here to buy/I'm her for buying, he wants to study/he wants studying...
A: You need to look at gerunds versus infinitive. See for example here:
http://www.gingersoftware.com/content/grammar-rules/nouns/gerunds-infinitives/
or the following sites:
https://www.englishpage.com/gerunds/part_1.htm
http://www.perfect-english-grammar.com/gerunds-and-infinitives.html

Note importantly that some forms change meaning depending on whether a gerund or infinitive is used (and others don't. "He's here to study" means he is here to study a subject. "He's here for studying" mean others will be inspecting and studying HIM!
The same is true of "I stopped to smoke" (meaning you were going somewhere and stopped to smoke a cigarette) vs "I stopped smoking" (which means you gave up the habit of smoking cigarettes).
Q: I just know it's a gerund, but what does the word "vinting" mean?
A: I had to look it up. Some dictionaries say it means "producing wine" and some say it means "selling wine."

Either way, it's a rare and obsolete word.
Q: How can I differentiate gerunds and present progressive
A: en el presente progreaivo tenes que usar el verbo to be , am, is, are, y segido de un verbo añadiendo ing ejemplo, i am studying ...

gerunds es cuando hoy dos verbos y no estas separados por la preopocicion "to". ejemplo. i like to study (esta es estrustura sin gerunds) i like studying (esta usa gerunds)

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