Theory

Gerunds

Gerunds are ING forms used as a noun.

We can use them as the subject of the sentence

Drunk -driving is illegal.

Driving too fast is dangerous.

Walking is good for you.

We can use it as object

I like cooking.

He enjoys walking.

They hate milking cows.

 

Present participle

When we use the ING form to connect two clauses in a sentence, it is called PRESENT PARTICIPLE. The actions in the two clauses need to happen at the same time and the main clause and the participial clause need to have the same subject:

Dropping the gun, she put her hands in the air. = She dropped the gun and put her hands in the air.

Putting on his coat, he left the house. = He put on his coat and left the house.

 

 

 

Fecha: 22/8/2017 | Creado por: Maria Carolina
Categoria: unit 5