15. Gerunds

A6. Gerunds
1. Form
Gerunds are formed like the present participle by adding “ing” to the infinitive.
2. Use
A gerund is a verb used as a noun.
I like walking.
3. Common verbs followed by gerunds
Hate, avoid, finish, risk, mind, like, enjoy, keep (meaning continue)
I hate getting up early.
She suggested going to a film.
Do you mind living in this area?
I enjoy lying in the sun.
He keeps trying to be funny.
4. Certain prepositions are followed by gerunds
On, of, at, in…
He is keen on fishing.
She is fond of reading books.