Can someone please explain the difference between gerunds, gerundives, and present participles!?

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For my WJEC Latin Language certificate level 2.

Posted Sun 31st March, 2013 @ 10:36 by Alex

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The gerund is a verbal noun: a form of the verb that acts like a noun. In English, the gerund is formed by adding "-ing" to the verb and using it as a NOUN.
 Example.) Running is fun 

ON THE OTHER HAND...

The
gerundive is a verbal adjective: a form of the verb that acts like an adjective.
The gerundive is the adjectival form of the gerund.
Remember: gerundIVE = adjectIVE

FOR PRESENT particles...The present participle of most verbs has the form base+ing and is used in the following ways: Present participles end in -ing (carrying, sharing, tapping).  

Answered Thu 4th April, 2013 @ 15:04 by blessing