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gerundnoun [C]

 us   /ˈdʒer·ənd/
grammar a word ending in "-ing" that is made from a verb and is used like a noun: In the sentence "Everyone enjoyed Tyler’s singing," the word "singing" is a gerund.
Translations of “gerund”
in Vietnamese động danh từ…
in Spanish gerundio…
in Thai คำนามที่มาจากคำกริยาเติม ing…
in Malaysian gerund…
in Chinese (Traditional) 動名詞…
in Indonesian gerund, nomina dari verba…
in Russian герундий…
in Turkish fiilden türetilen isim, isim-fiil…
in Chinese (Simplified) 动名词…
in Polish rzeczownik odsłowny…
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