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GERUND PHRASES

GERUND PHRASE

 A phrase formed by a gerund and by its object or


modifier or both. It acts as a noun in the sentence.

 As a noun, it may function as a subject , direct


object, indirect object, subjective complement, object
of the preposition, or appositive
EXAMPLE
ANALYZE THE SENTENCES IN THE CHART BELOW, AND TAKE
NOTE OF PHRASES IN ITALICS .

1. Reading fantasy romance novels is Lein’s


favorite hobby. Subject

2. Lein loves reading fantasy romance novels most Direct


of her time. Object

3. Lein gives reading fantasy romance novels most Indirect


of her time. Object
ANALYZE THE SENTENCES IN THE CHART BELOW, AND TAKE
4. Lein’s
NOTE favorite hobby is reading
OF PHRASES fantasy .
IN ITALICS Subjective.
romance novels. Complement

5. Lein spends much time on reading Object of the


fantasy romance novels. Preposition

6. Lein s favorite hobby, reading fantasy


Appositve
romance novels, is her way of maximizing time.