7.1 Glossary - Key language concepts


Understanding words used to describe language and grammar will help you to improve your understanding of English more rapidly. This is a glossary of the most important terms used on this course.

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G

gerund

A noun formed with '-ing' which is used to make a noun phrase or part of a noun phrase. The gerunds in the sentences below are highlighted with italics.

  • Smoking is bad for you.
  • We spent the whole day making desserts.
  • Winning the lottery has always been my number one dream.