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Can anyone differentiate Gerund and Present Participle with as many appealing examples as possible and is 'appealing' here Gerund or Present Participle?

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Generally, if a possible gerund can be shown not to act as a modifier, then you can deduce that it is functioning as a noun and therefore is a gerund. More specifically, if the possible gerund functions as the entire subject of the sentence and does not take any additional punctuation, it is a gerund.... read more
Generally, if a possible gerund can be shown not to act as a modifier, then you can deduce that it is functioning as a noun and therefore is a gerund. More specifically, if the possible gerund functions as the entire subject of the sentence and does not take any additional punctuation, it is a gerund. For example, in the sentence, "Setting the table is necessary before dinner," "Setting the table" is the subject and takes no punctuation; "setting" is a gerund. read less
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"I am appealing to your good sense to resolve the ugly situation" present participle! The appealing plea he made to the audience got him great kudos". Here appealing is used as an adjective. And finally "Appealing to people for help is acceptable" . Here appealing plays the role of a gerund. One word... read more
"I am appealing to your good sense to resolve the ugly situation" present participle! The appealing plea he made to the audience got him great kudos". Here appealing is used as an adjective. And finally "Appealing to people for help is acceptable" . Here appealing plays the role of a gerund. One word three uses!!! Does that help?? read less
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yeah sure.. look,there is a clear difference between a present participle and a gerund. If we look at a present participle and a gerund we"ll apparently not find any difference between the two as botha are 'ing' form of V1 But the difference lies in the fact that where on one hand a present participle... read more
yeah sure.. look,there is a clear difference between a present participle and a gerund. If we look at a present participle and a gerund we"ll apparently not find any difference between the two as botha are 'ing' form of V1 But the difference lies in the fact that where on one hand a present participle is actually a verb there on the other a gerund is a noun although it appears to be a verb. Present participle can thus find its use in continous tenses but let me make one thing very clear that a gerund cannot form a continous tense. But a agernd if supplemented by a present participle can make a complete meaningful sentence in continous tense. For example, I am feeling like vomitting Note that feeling is a participle whereas avomitting is a gerund. Lets consider some other examples- Swimming is a very good exercise. Guess what??? What is swimming here. Is it a present participle or a gerund??? Yes you guessed it right ... It is a gerund since it is used as a subject. But, in a sentence,The boys were swimming. The word 'swimming' is used as a present participle and is used in the past continous tense Hope I have been able to make understand the difference between the two. Good luck! Bye! read less
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And as far as the qestion of the word 'appealing' is concerned, it is an adjective since it is a describing word.
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Speaking a new language is not easy. Here 'speaking' is a gerund. It's the subject. You are speaking French very well. Here speaking is present participle. Subject + 'be' verb (auxiliary verb) + main verb + ing. Trust the above clarifies.
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A gerund is a noun and a present participle is a v4 form of a verb.ex.i enjoy swimming. Here it is a name of a sport you are talking about, so this is a noun.i am swimming right now, ill call you back later.in this case it refers to an action at the time of speaking.so this is a verb.hope this suffices... read more
A gerund is a noun and a present participle is a v4 form of a verb.ex.i enjoy swimming. Here it is a name of a sport you are talking about, so this is a noun.i am swimming right now, ill call you back later.in this case it refers to an action at the time of speaking.so this is a verb.hope this suffices your question. read less
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Ing forms can be a noun or a verb or an adjective depending on their usage.
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When ever there is an auxiliary verb in front of the action verb , you can be reassured its a verb, ex I am, he is , they are, he will be, I was, we were, if its a noun you wouldnt have any of these aux verbs, if its an adj you would have a noun following it.ex understanding parents, caring father.
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If you want to understand in simple language then we can say that, when the - ing form of verb is used as a noun is call gerund . So it is also called gerundial noun . For example, "he is walking on the road". And another one is, " walking is good for our health" . So second sentence walking has... read more
If you want to understand in simple language then we can say that, when the - ing form of verb is used as a noun is call gerund . So it is also called gerundial noun . For example, "he is walking on the road". And another one is, " walking is good for our health" . So second sentence walking has been used as a noun or as a gerundial noun. read less
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