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Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #16142: Gerund
The present participle is formed by adding the ending '--ing' to the infinitive (dropping any silent 'e' at the end of the infinitive):
to sing --> singing
A. The present participle may often function as an adjective:
That's an interesting book.
Swimming is good exercise.
Thinking myself lost, I gave up all hope.
He finished dinner while watching television.
Having spent all his money, he returned home.
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