Gerund and its uses
Generally, a gerund is a non-finite verb and it is the form of the verb which ends in – ing and has the force of a Noun and a Verb.
সাধারনত Gerund হলো verb + ing যেটি Noun এবং verb এর কাজ করে। তাই একে Double Parts of Speech বলা হয়।
Uses of the Gerund
A gerund being a noun and verb may be used as –
- Subject of a verb:
Swimming is a good exercise.
Sleeping is necessary to health.
Reading is a good habit.
Writing makes a man perfect.
- Object of a verb:
We enjoyed swimming in the river.
He enjoyed sleeping in the open air.
They like playing in the open field.
We like walking in the open field.
- Complement of verb:
What they like best is reading.
His main habit was travelling.
What my aim in life is teaching.
- Object of Preposition:
He was scolded for swimming in a dirty pond.
We are fond of reading books.
I think of retiring soon from the job.
Chicken is good for eating.