A2 English Lang. - Gerunds and Gerundives..

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A gerund is a verbal noun - i.e. 'swimming' 'running'. Whilst a gerundive is a verb. e.g. 'He was to be killed' - gerundive of obligation. 'I am going to kill him' - gerundive of purpose.
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can someone check mine please?
I think they're all gerunds, but this is from my definitions of gerunds and gerundives that i use in latin.
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A gerund is a verbal noun - i.e. 'swimming' 'running'. Whilst a gerundive is a verb. e.g. 'He was to be killed' - gerundive of obligation. 'I am going to kill him' - gerundive of purpose.
Be careful. It depends on the role of the word in the sentence. 'Running' can function as a participle, eg We passed Jones swimming in the sea. The object of the verb is a noun, so swimming functions as a participle.
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