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# Gerunds and tense

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25 Jun 2007, 07:08
He likes swimming, dancing and girls.

What is the significance of whether swimming or dancing is classified as a gerund or as a present tense action?

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25 Jun 2007, 17:17
As a gerund the words swimming and shopping are the subjects of the sentence. As a present tense action they are the object of the sentence.

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29 Jun 2007, 07:28
ben928 wrote:
As a gerund the words swimming and shopping are the subjects of the sentence. As a present tense action they are the object of the sentence.

Hope that is right and helps.

thanks.

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29 Jun 2007, 08:04
ben928 wrote:
As a gerund the words swimming and shopping are the subjects of the sentence. As a present tense action they are the object of the sentence.

Hope that is right and helps.

Correct me if I'm wrong.
Is "He" not the subject of the sentence.

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29 Jun 2007, 08:14
bmwhype2 wrote:
He likes swimming, dancing and girls.

What is the significance of whether swimming or dancing is classified as a gerund or as a present tense action?

Here "swimming", "dancing" and "girls" are all nouns.
Also "swimming" and "dancing" are verb words which are used as nouns, therefore gerunds.

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29 Jun 2007, 08:39
dips wrote:
ben928 wrote:
As a gerund the words swimming and shopping are the subjects of the sentence. As a present tense action they are the object of the sentence.

Hope that is right and helps.

Correct me if I'm wrong.
Is "He" not the subject of the sentence.

He likes swimming, dancing and girls.
subject verb gerund, gerund conjunction noun.

I think he is the subject of the sentence. The question is are there 3 objects?

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30 Jun 2007, 12:49
bmwhype2 wrote:
He likes swimming, dancing and girls.
subject verb gerund, gerund conjunction noun.

I think he is the subject of the sentence. The question is are there 3 objects?

Subject is the person or thing the sentence is 'about'.
http://www.learnenglish.de/grammar/sent ... m#Subjects

It is not necessary that all the sentences will have an object.
http://www.learnenglish.de/grammar/sent ... htm#Object

http://www.learnenglish.de/grammar/gerundinftext.htm

swimming, dancing are noun gerunds.
http://www.learnenglish.de/grammar/noungerund.htm

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