6th - 9th grade
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Let's revise some important ideas
How does a gerund look like?
Ａ gerund looks like
Gerund is formed by adding 'ing' to a verb
e.g. swim + ing ; sing + ing ; cook + ing
What is the part of speech of a gerund?
When do we use gerund? (check all answers applied)
'-ing'.... participle? gerund? verb?
I like swimming.
I am singing.
I like relaxing movies.
Participle = adjective
When it is a 'present participle" in the form of "verb+ing", it plays the role of an adjective.
The song is really relaxing.
The boys like to play exciting games.
When it goes with verb-to-be (is/am/are/was/were...), it is part of the verb.
She is sleeping.
Miss Chan has been teaching since 8.15am this morning.
The kids were paying attention.
Gerund = noun
Having online lesson is very tiring.
We are looking forward to returning to school.
How about taking a 5-minute break?
Watch the video clip and identify all the gerunds.