A gerund phrase is a group of words consisting of a gerund and the modifier(s) and/or (pro)noun(s) or noun phrase(s) that function as the direct object(s), indirect object(s), or complement(s) of the action or state expressed in the gerund
For example, take the sentence "He likes swimming." The word "swimming" is a gerund, and it functions as the direct object of the verb "likes."
We can also say "He likes to swim," where "to swim" is a gerund phrase functioning as the infinitive of the verb "likes."
Examples of gerund phrases:
Here are some examples of gerund phrases used in sentences:
As you can see, gerund phrases can be very versatile and can add interesting detail to your writing. So don't be afraid to use them!