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pick out the gerunds and participles in the following sentence . In the case of ..
pick out the gerunds and participles in the following sentence . In the case of the participle , name the noun or pronoun which is qualified .In the case of the gerund,  state whether it's  subject ,object , complement or use after a preposition.

1) I can't go on doing nothing.
2) The miser hates spending money.
3) We heard of his coming back to day.
4) He prefers playing football to studying his lessons.
5) Did you hear of his having won a prize ?
6) They spent the afternoon in playing cards.
7) The boy was ashamed of being  beaten in the class.
8) Walking on the grass is forbidden.
9) Hearing the noise she ran to the window.
10)We saw a clown standing on his head.
11) The miser spends his time in hoarding money .
12)He has ruined his sight by reading small print.
13) Praising all alike is praising none.
14) jumping over the fence , the thief escape .
15) Asking questions is easier than answering them
Apr 7, 2019 6:46 PM
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Teachers rarely give answers to school assignments when the student hasn't made the effort to complete the assignment.

Provide your answers and you will certainly get some help.

April 7, 2019
I don't know what's going on here,but shibu pal,you could write here your guesses at least.
1. The gerund here is 'doing' ,it's after a preposition.
April 10, 2019
Chris is right. Shibupal, if you really have no idea, then you can search the web, where you'll find plenty of help. In reality, however, the distinction between present participle and gerund is usually easier for ESL learners than for native English speakers. The reason is that languages other than English often use two different forms of the word, rather than conflating the two with words that look and sound the same. Honestly, most native English speakers would have trouble differentiating them, so I would suggest that there's no real reason for you to do so either. Just be thankful that we use the same form for both, and move on to something more useful.
April 7, 2019

@Shibu Pal -

1 - People are trying to help you.  So what have you done to help yourself?

2 - There are only a few (very, very few) teachers offering free help.  If you annoy them, if you are argumentative, if you don't make an effort on your own, they will not help you next time.


April 10, 2019

"I like pizza." Pizza is a noun.

"I like reading." Reading is a noun.

"I like quickly reading books about geography while riding the train." 
The entire phrase "quickly reading books about geography while riding the train" functions as a noun (gerund phrase). "Riding" is a participle. "while riding" = "while I am riding" / "while I ride".

April 10, 2019
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