Definition of gerund :
1. A kind of verbal noun, having only the four oblique cases of the singular number, and governing cases like a participle.
2. A verbal noun ending in - e, preceded by to and usually denoting purpose or end; -- called also the dative infinitive; as, " Ic haebbe mete to etanne" ( I have meat to eat.) In Modern English the name has been applied to verbal or participal nouns in - ing denoting a transitive action; e. g., by throwing a stone.
- Him, misuse with gerund. - "Practical Grammar and Composition", Thomas Wood.
- When a verb is followed by another, preceded by the preposition to, the construction must be considered to have grown out of the so- called gerund, i. - "The English Language", Robert Gordon Latham.
- Well, if you have, how are you going to spot the gerund and the gerundive? - "The Varmint", Owen Johnson F. R. Gruger.