Gerundium

See also: gerundium

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin gerundium.

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

Gerundium n (genitive Gerundiums, plural Gerundien or Gerundia)

  1. gerund

Usage notesEdit

  • In German grammar there is usually no strict distinction between Infinitiv and Gerundium, the latter term being fairly seldom used. The German gerund is often considered a nominalised use of the infinitive. This tendency is also seen with regard to other languages, though not those where a clear formal distinction between both forms exists (like English or Latin).

DeclensionEdit

  • In old sources declined like the Latin etymon.

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