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Monday, April 26, 2004


Pet Peeve: people who use the word "gerund" to refer to verbs ending in in "ing."

In the sentence, "I am walking to the store," "walking" is NOT a gerund.

In the sentence, "Tony needs a good ass-whuppin'," "ass-whuppin'" IS a gerund. More or less. Without a G.

A gerund is a NOUN formed from a verb and an "ing."

Otherwise smart people misuse this word all the time.

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