I might lose my mind
Waking when the sun’s down
Riding all these highs
Waiting for the comedown
Walk these streets with me
I’m doing decently
Just glad that I can breathe
I’m trying to realize
It’s alright to not be fine on your own
Now I’m shaking, drinking all this coffee
These last few weeks have been exhausting
I’m lost in my imagination
And there’s one thing that I need from you
can you come through, through?
V-ing form as a gerund and a present participle
The difference between a gerund and a present participle is simple: a gerund is an ‘ing‘ form of a verb that functions as a noun, and a present participle is an ‘ing‘ form of a verb that either functions as an action verb or an adjective.
As a gerund:
Teaching is my passion.
I love teaching.
Your teaching is amazing.
As a present participle:
It is a teaching job.
He is teaching students right now.
Gerund positions in a sentence
Before a main verb (action or linking).
(As the subject): Dancing makes me happy.
After an action verb (transitive)
(As the object of a verb): I hate dancing.
After a linking verb.
(As the subject complement): My passion is dancing.
After a preposition.
(As the object of a preposition): I am not thinking about dancing.
After a possessive adjective.
(As the object of a possessive adjective): Everyone loves your dancing.
Present participle positions in a sentence
Just before a noun: Look at the burning train.
Just after a noun: The girl dancing on the stage is my sister.
After a linking verb (main verb): This movie is exciting.
- followed by linking verb, A gerund (noun) will rename the subject, and a present participle (adjective) will modify the subject.