Notes On Gerunds - CBSE Class 7 English Grammar
Gerunds, also called verbal nouns, are formed when verbs have -ing added to them and are used as nouns. Examples: Walking is great exercise. Hiking up that steep mountain seems impossible. Talking more about this will not change my mind. Note that in each of the examples above, the -ing word—the gerund—acted as the subject of the sentence. Gerunds, like other nouns, may also act as direct objects, indirect objects, and objects of the preposition. Examples: We like talking on the phone every night. (direct object) I give him credit for talking. (object of the preposition for)

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Gerunds, also called verbal nouns, are formed when verbs have -ing added to them and are used as nouns. Examples: Walking is great exercise. Hiking up that steep mountain seems impossible. Talking more about this will not change my mind. Note that in each of the examples above, the -ing word—the gerund—acted as the subject of the sentence. Gerunds, like other nouns, may also act as direct objects, indirect objects, and objects of the preposition. Examples: We like talking on the phone every night. (direct object) I give him credit for talking. (object of the preposition for)
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