Locate the gerund or gerund phrase and identify its noun function in the sentence.
I helped by preparing dinner.
Is it preparing dinner and function is direct object?
English - Ms. Sue, Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 3:11pm
Yes, "preparing dinner" is the gerund phrase. But it's the object of the preposition "by," not a direct object.
english - Austin, Friday, June 28, 2013 at 10:31am
locate the gerund or gerund phrase and identify its noun function in the sentence " i helped by preparing dinner"
english - nahum, Friday, April 4, 2014 at 2:57pm
May I have permission to use the car tonight?
function of infinitive: