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. Example: I like walking. 3. Common verbs followed by gerunds Hate, avoid, finish, risk, mind, like, enjoy, keep (meaning continue) Examples: 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… Examples: He is keen on fishing. She is fond of reading books.