Gerund vs. Present Participle | Class 7 English Grammar Worksheets

Underline and identify the gerunds and participles in the following sentences.

Notes

When the ing form is used to form the continuous tense forms or when it is used to modify a noun, it is a present participle.

When the ing form is used as the subject or object of a verb or preposition, it is a gerund.

1. Singing is my hobby.
2. I am watching a movie.
3. Smoking is injurious to health.
4. She enjoys swimming in the sea.
5. Trespassing is prohibited.
6. He is waiting for the bus.
7. It was an interesting movie.
8. Your writing skills will improve if you keep writing.
9. The shocking news stunned us all.
10. The leaning tower of Pisa is an architectural marvel.
12. The boring lecture made everyone feel sleepy.

Answers

1. Singing is my hobby. (singing – gerund; it is the subject of is)
2. I am watching a movie. (watching – present participle; it forms the continuous tense form am watching)
3. Smoking is injurious to health. (smoking – gerund; it is the subject of is)
4. She enjoys swimming in the sea. (swimming – gerund; it is the object of the verb enjoys)
5. Trespassing is prohibited. (trespassing – gerund; it is the subject of is)
6. He is waiting for the bus. (waiting – present participle; it forms the continuous tense form – is waiting)
7. It was an interesting movie. (interesting – present participle; it modifies the noun movie)
8. Your writing skills will improve if you keep writing. (writing – present participle; it modifies the noun skills; second writing – gerund; it is the object of the verb keep)
9. The shocking news stunned us all. (shocking – present participle; it modifies the noun news)
10. The leaning tower of Pisa is an architectural marvel. (leaning – present participle; it modifies the noun tower)
12. The boring lecture made everyone feel sleepy. (boring – present participle; it modifies the noun lecture)

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