29 Gerund Phrase Examples: Detailed Explanations


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A gerund is a noun made from a verb root plus -ing (a present participle). A gerund phrase acts as a subject, an object or a predicative within a sentence. Lets see 30+ gerund phrase examples here.

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30+Gerund Phrase Examples: Detailed Explanations

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Gerund Phrase Example: Detailed Explanations

1. Walking in the morning makes us healthy.

Here ” Walking in the morning” is a gerund phrase and also the subject of the sentence.

2. She loves drawing.

Drawing” is a direct object of this sentence that is used as a gerund phrase that means it also acts as a noun in this sentence

3. Anita is about going to the party.

Going” is an object of the preposition “about” is a gerund that acts as a noun and also an object of the preposition.

4. The man is of a living star of the society.

Here “Living” is an object of the preposition ” Of” is a gerund.

5. Running in the sun causes harmful for health.

Running ” is a part of the header of the sentence that is used as a noun in the sentence which is called gerund”.

6. He is reading without taking a break.

Taking” is an object of the preposition “Without” which is a gerund.

7. Thinking continuously is not a solution of problems.

Thinking continuously” is a gerund phrase of this sentence that is also a header of the sentence.

8. Writing creatively is a unique trait of a writer.

Writing creatively” is a gerund phrase which is the subject of the sentence.

9. Eating fruits after meals is not good for health.

Eating fruits” with an object Fruits is a gerund phrase that is in the subject part of the sentence.

10. Shining in a career is responsibility of a student.

Here “Shining in a career” is a gerund phrase and also the header of the sentence.

11. Progressing thoughts makes the society beneficial.

Here “Progressing thoughts” is a gerund phrase and also the subject of this sentence.

12. Helping other makes a person benevolent heart.

Helping ” is the subject with object other and ” Helping other” is a gerund Phrase.

13. He hates learning.

Learning” is a direct object of the subject.Therefore this is used as a phrase that works as a noun within the sentence.

14. They avoid debating.

Debating” is also direct object of subject as this is used as a gerund phrase in this sentence.

15. We don’t mind playing with cricket.

Here “Playing” is a direct object of the subject that is also a gerund that acts as a noun.

16. She troubled in driving a car.

In driving” is an object of the preposition “In” that is a gerund phrase.

17. Kajal’s  favorite  activity is dancing.

Dancing” is a subject compliment as this adds more about the subject and it is a gerund phrase in the sentence.

18. Her occupation is teaching.

Here “Teaching” is a compliment of the subject as this word describes more about the subject ” Her” in the sentence.

19. He has a good speed of typing in computer.

Of typing” is a gerund phrase and also an object of the preposition “Of” and it works as a noun.

20. The boys are cycling on the road.

Are cycling” is a gerund phrase that acts as a noun in this sentence and it is also in a progressive form in this sentence.

21. After speaking she paused for a while.

After speaking” is a gerund phrase and also object of the preposition ” After“. And it is also the modifier of the subject.

22. Before outing he talks for a while with his family.

Before outing” is a gerund phrase with a preposition “Before” and this is also an example of the object of the preposition.

23. Planting trees in the forest keeps the environmental pollution free.

Planting ” is a gerund phrase with an object ” trees

24. He has been offered jobs since completing his graduation.

Here ” completing” is a gerund that is followed by the preposition ” since“.

25. Connecting to a member is a sign of a good family member.

Connecting to a member” is a part of header of the sentence and also a gerund phrase and acts as a noun” Connecting” within this sentence.

26. The student enjoys initiating a good step for the society.

Here ” Initiating” is a direct object of the subject as that is used as a gerund.

27. The boy is encouraging in this way that he is principal of college.

Is encouraging” is a gerund phrase within the sentence.

28. A circumstance does not stop showing her talent.

Here “Showing” is a direct object of the subject and is a gerund that is used as a noun in the sentence.

29. My ultimate goal is progressing in life.

Here is in this sentence ” is progressing” is a gerund phrase as it is used as a noun (a progressive form of verb).

30. Planning is a primary step for achievement of any destiny.

Planing” is a phrase that is used here as a gerund and also as the subject of the sentence.

31. The stranger kept sheltering in a cave to safe from ferocious animals.

Sheltering” is a direct object of the subject ” The stranger” that is a gerund as it is used as a noun in this sentence.

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Bhabesh Sing

Hi! I am Bhabesh Sing. I have completed M.A in English(IGNOU) and M.A in Vocal Music ( RBU Kolkata) with B.Ed(WBUTTEPA). I am a creative writer. Currently I am a part of the Lambda Geeks.

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