This blog post will teach you how to write five sentences each containing one or more gerund phrases.
You’ll learn the basics of what a gerund phrase is, as well as some good examples and pointers on where to go next with your sentence if you want to make it better. By the end of this article, you should be able to write sentences that are full of action verbs in no time!
Gerund phrases are words that end in -ing and often have the function of a noun, adjective, adverb, objects, or complements of a sentence. They tell us what someone is doing. They can also show up in the form of infinitive verbals: to write, to read, etcetera. They can be used to replace the word “doing” which is a gerund verb.
Gerunds are fun words to use because they can change the meaning of a sentence depending on where you use them. For example, in the first sentence below, “eating” is used as an action verb that tells us what someone does to survive. In contrast, in the second sentence “eating” is used as a noun and it tells us about something that animals do.
1) Eating is essential for survival
2) Animals eat all day long
When writing five sentences each containing one or more gerund phrases I make sure that You are using proper grammar and punctuation.
- You should really stop slacking off and get back to work soon.
- Watching the game all day is a giant waste of time for your career.
- Running his fingers down the side of the dresser, he walked away.
- Running my tongue along with my teeth, I inhaled sharply and laughed out loud.
- Running up the stairs is fun when there’s nobody watching.
- Breathing in deeply relieves me from my stress.
- Believing in yourself might not seem like much at first but it can fill you with courage and strength for days.