#EngClass: gerund

Seringkali kita bingung dengan penggunaan gerund. Gerund adalah “V -ingyang berfungsi sebagai kata benda (noun).

Contoh: We enjoy studying English. Verb = enjoy. Gerund = studying.

Loh?! Trus bagaimana kita membedakan gerund dengan bentuk progressive/continuous? Kan keduanya menggunakan V -ing.

Kalau V -ing berfungsi sebagai kata benda (noun), V -ing tersebut adalah sebuah gerund. Kalau V -ing berfungsi sebagai kata kerja, V -ing tersebut adalah kata kerja progressive/continuous.

Gerund digunakan selayaknya sebuah kata benda (noun), bisa menjadi subjek atau objek kalimat.

Present progressive: I am jogging.
Past progressive: I was jogging.
Present perfect progressive: I have been jogging for an hour.
Gerund: Jogging is a form of exercise (subject). He would have been jogging if he had had time (object).

Compiled and written by @Miss_Qiak at @EnglishTips4U on October 7, 2011.

5 thoughts on “#EngClass: gerund”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s