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The gerund
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In English, the gerund is formed by stem + '-ing', e.g. working, sleeping, eating. This form is used in a variety of grammar constructions.

In Dutch, the gerund is formed by:

infinitive + d

It is, however, only used as an adjective or adverb.

Used as an adjective, it sometimes gets an additional -e.

een werkend stel a working couple
vertrouwend op trusting in
een lopende rekening a current account
zingende mensen singing people

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