SEE REPORT Gerunds

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Use: Gerunds are nouns: subject, direct object, subject complement, and object of a preposition.

Form: add ing to the end of the verb (present participle form)
Example: We postponed making a decision.

Pronouns and nouns: Use the possessive pronoun or noun before gerunds.
Example: I miss his singing in the shower.
Incorrect: I miss him singing in the shower. = I miss him (who is singing)

Verbs that come before gerunds:
abhor
avoid celebrate
deny
dread
fancy
mind
postpone prevent
recall
resist
suggest
acknowledge be
worth
confess
detest
endure
feel like
imagine
miss
practice prohibit recollect
admit
consider discontinue enjoy
feign
justify necessitate practice prohibit recommend risk
tolerate
allow
discuss escape
finish
keep
omit
prefer
propose
shirk
support
resume
appreciate can't help defend
dislike
evade
forgive
permit
propose
report
shun understand
attempt
delay
dispute
explain
give up (stop) mention
picture
prevent
quit
resent
urge

Examples:
I abhor wasting food. (wasting food is the object of the verb abhor)
We heard whispering.
(whispering is the object of the verb heard)
Crying
drives me nuts!
(crying is the subject of the verb drives)

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