20 feb. 2007

A gerund is not the same thing as a present participle, though the forms happen to be identical in English. A gerund is a noun, not a verb. Don't say "gerund" when you mean present participle!

2 comentarios:

Tony dijo...

Thanks for mentioning this Jonathan. This is a pet peeve of mine. Lots of English PhDs in these parts make this mistake, but, y'know, I don't want to correct my professor.

Jonathan dijo...

It's nice to get peevish about relatively trivial matters once in a while.