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Understanding Gerunds and Infinitives

Posted by Kelly Creighton   Nov 30, 2017 7:30:00 AM

Gerunds and infinitives are often confused in writing and in everyday speech, even though they seem very different at first glance. Here’s what you need to know, so you can avoid mistakes in your writing.

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Topics: infinitives, gerunds

The Dark Side of Gerunds

Posted by Terri Porter   Sep 17, 2015 6:30:00 AM

Have you ever wanted to look up how to spell a word but couldn’t find it because you didn’t know how to spell it? That’s the same kind of problem many people have with this week’s topic: using possessives with gerunds. When you don’t know what to call the terms, how can you easily find guidance related to them?

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Topics: possessives, gerunds

Gerunds - Do You Use Them Correctly?

Posted by Phil Jamieson   Oct 30, 2012 5:30:00 AM

A gerund is a present participle used as a noun. The word itself means "to bear" or "to carry on." In English, gerunds end in -ing. Being a noun, a gerund can be used as

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Topics: possessive form, possessives, gerunds

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