are this sentences GERUNDS

1. in almost every american town, holding parades on the 4th of july is a tradition. ( IF its a gerund is the gerund used as a subject)

2.the keeping of the fast of ramadan occurs during the 9th month of the islamic calender.(IF its a gerund which one is it keeping or during)

3. but when the sun sets, muslims can stop their fasting and celebrate their holy month called Eid.( IF its a gerund is it used direct object)

4.american muslims celebrate this religious festival by fasting during the day. (IF its a gerund which is it)

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asked by Sara!
  1. A sentence is not a gerund. A word may be a gerund.
    1. yes, subject
    2. keeping
    3. fasting is a direct object
    4. Fasting is the only gerund in the sentence.

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    posted by drwls
  2. 1. Yes.

    2. Keeping is a gerund, the subject of the verb occurs.

    3. Yes.

    4. Fasting is the object of the preposition "by."

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    posted by Ms. Sue

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