Gerunds and Infinitives

Gerund or Infinitive - some exercisesGerunds and Infinitives


A gerund is a noun made from a verb by adding “ing”.

The gerund form of the verb “eat” is “eating.” You can use a gerund as the subject, the complement, or the object of a sentence.


  • Reading helps you learn English. subject of sentence.
  • Her favorite hobby is readingcomplement of sentence.
  • I enjoy readingobject of sentence.

Gerunds can be made negative by adding “not.”


  • He enjoys not working.
  • The best thing for your health is not smoking.

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