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ger·und

 (jĕr′ənd)
n.
1. In Latin, a noun derived from a verb and having all case forms except the nominative.
2. In other languages, a verbal noun analogous to the Latin gerund, such as the English form ending in -ing when used as a noun, as in singing in We admired the choir's singing. See Usage Note at fused participle.

[Late Latin gerundium, from alteration (modeled on participium, participle) of Latin gerundum, variant of gerendum, neuter gerundive of gerere, to carry on.]

ge·run′di·al (jə-rŭn′dē-əl) adj.
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Adj.1.gerundial - relating to or like a gerund; "the gerundial suffix `-ing'"
grammar - the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics)
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Additionally, the word has conformed to Polish morphology and functions as a verb krosowac (to cross) and as a gerundial form (s)krosowanie (cross-connection).
38) For example, preambles in the treaty context often use an antiquated, formal style consisting of an introduction of the parties, followed by a series of gerundial phrases that transform the preamble into a single, introductory sentence that terminates with the phrase, "[h]ave agreed as follows.
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359) chama essas oracoes com o verbo na forma gerundial de "oracoes implicitas" e, em funcao das diferentes especies de relacoes que podem ser expressas, cada uma dessas oracoes deve "ser interpretada segundo o pedir o sentido".
99-115) also makes it possible to identify a set of at least four determining parameters (transitivity of the verb underlying the gerund, co-referentiality or otherwise of the agent of the gerundial clause and main clause, case of the gerund's agent, coordinate-like or subordinate-like function of the clause).
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Participial and gerundial interpretations of physical and cognitive perception verbs.
The case of of is interesting, because it is the word which occurs most frequently in gerundial forms and thus appears to have an embryonic relationship to phrasal verbs.
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