Gerund as subject or object – Exercise 1

Task No. 1161

Is the Gerund in the following sentences used as a subjectobject or as a complement?

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1 Sailing is great fun. → Clue
The Gerund is used as the subject, object → FUN
2 She hates staying out at night. → Clue
The Gerund is used as the object, subject→ SHE
3 Fishing is my hobby. → Clue
The Gerund is used as the subject, object → HOBBY
4 Smoking is bad for your health. → Clue
The Gerund is used as the subject, object → HEALTH
5 Do you enjoy cooking? → Clue
The Gerund is used as the object, subject→ YOU
6 Climbing can be dangerous. → Clue
The Gerund is used as the subject, there is no object. Dangerous is the complement of BE
7 Doing housework is boring. → Clue
The Gerund is used as the subject, there is no object. Boring is the complement of BE
8 My favourite activity is using my computer. → Clue
The Gerund is used as the complement of the verb BE (IS)
9 Why don't you like ironing? → Clue
The Gerund is used as the object, subject→ YOU
10 What he really likes is going on foot. → Clue
The Gerund is used as the complement of the verb BE (IS)