half gerund

noun

Definition of half gerund

: the gerund in -ing when taking certain constructions suggestive of the participle (as coming in “I don't like him coming here” and climbing in “he tears his shirt climbing trees”)

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“Half gerund.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/half%20gerund. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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