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The Gerund - a didactic analysis for German learners of English


Form Function Curriculum Difficulties Situations
1. present/active:

verb + -ing

2. present/passive:

be + -ing + past participle 

3. past/active:

have + -ing + past participle

4. past/passive:

have + -ing + been + past participle 

nominal gerunds

verbal nouns as

subject

object

complement

a prepositional 

complement

  • to verbs,
  • adjectives
  • and nouns

-tied to an object
-connected to  an adverb
1. Lehrplan

form 7/8

2. Lehrbuch

previously
done:

- -ing-form (progressive verb forms, present participle)

- phrases:  (I like  swimming.)

1. form

- spelling 
  (double consonants,
    omission of silent -e)

- passive

2. function

- the variety of functions

3. interlingual interferences

  German object,
  adverbial phrase or
  infinitive with to (zu)

4. intralingual interferences
- difference between participle and 
   gerunds
- only certain phrases,adjectives and 
  nouns are followed by gerund
- verbs with gerund or infinitive 
  (sometimes with difference in meaning)

5. other difficulties

1. hobbies and recreational activities

2. rules and regulations

3. with emotional verbs or verbs expressing beginning, continuation or ending


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