英会話のコツ: Gerunds as the subject

Gerunds are like nouns.  Gerunds = verb + ing

  • Run (verb) + ing = Walking (gerund)

Verbs cannot be the subject, but gerunds can be the subject

  • Run is fun = incorrect

  • Running is fun (to be)

  • Running in Osaka is fun (prepositions)

  • Running tires me (verbs)

  • Playing rugby is hard
     
  • Playing tennis in the rain is fun


Try making some examples in class next time!