Below you can read some of the rules and situations where the gerund is used, with some examples to help you understand it’s usage. Then test your knowledge with the quiz at the bottom by choosing the correct gerund verb to fill the blank space.
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Phrasal verbs and gerunds
Gerunds are used with phrasal verbs that end in prepositions. Phrasal verbs are verb phrases which are made up of two or more words, generally the verb plus one or two prepositions. Not all phrasal verbs combine with other verbs. Here are some of the most common phrasal verbs that do combine with other verbs in the gerund form:
bring about – call off – check into – cut out - figure out
get over – look into – put off – take over
The coach called off practicing for the day.
Laura looked into finding a new job.
She took a long time to get over losing her dog.
the “Gerund part 4″ quiz!
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