Below you can download this set of 5 gerund worksheets to help your children and students learn and practice how to apply these in English.
They are designed for students around grade 3 as gerunds are often introduced around this level. however all education systems are different, and we pride ourselves on having English resources accessible to the widest possible amount of students.
So if you want to try these in grade 2, 3, 4 or even five you know your students much better than we do!
Also if students are second language then you may be able to use them later on in their English education as well.
These worksheets are downloadable in the below sections.
First, just so we are all coming from the same place we have a little on what gerunds are and why they are important below followed by the gerund worksheets printables.
What Are Gerunds
Gerunds are a type of verb, but they behave very differently than other verbs. Gerunds always end in -ing, and they are always used as nouns. This means that they can be the subject or object of a sentence, just like any other noun. They are very often used with the infinitive.
Here are some examples of gerunds in action:
|I like swimming in the ocean.||In this sentence, swimming is the gerund and it is the subject of the sentence.|
|She hates getting up early.||In this sentence, getting up is the gerund and it is the object of the verb hates.|
|I can’t stand running in the heat.||In this sentence, running is the gerund and it is the object of the verb can’t stand.|
There are a few special cases where gerunds can be used differently than described above. For example, sometimes we use a gerund after a preposition. In these cases, the gerund is acting as an adverb.
5 Free Gerund Worksheets
We have plenty more resources for multiple grades on the site, including worksheets, online games, workbooks and more!
Hope these were useful!