Gerund Phrase

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A Gerund Phrase is a noun phrase with Gerund as a Head Word any Objects and/or Modifiers

  • Context:
  • Example(s):
    • [Mountain climbing] is a trying endeavour.
    • [Researching phrasal structures] is enjoyable.
    • I enjoy [researching phrasal structures].
  • Counter-Example(s):
    • The cook [keenly arranging the salad] wanted to impress the chef.”, a Participial Phrase modifying “the cook”.
    • [Arranged by the cook], the salad was about to impress the chef.”, a Participial Phrase modifying “the salad”.
  • See: Present Participle Phrase, Verbal Noun.