I'm confused about the gerunds

StephanieB1Kwiziq community member

I'm confused about the gerunds

I thought you always needed the verb "estar" in front of a gerund.
Asked 10 months ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Stephanie

The gerund/present participle is used in different situations. We use it with estar when we are forming a progressive tense: I am doing something, she was doing somehing, they will be doing something, etc. See this lesson for example on how to form the present continuous/progressive tense. 

But there are also other ways to use the gerund/present participle, like the one showed in that lesson for "to say by doing something". 

I hope it clarified it for you.

Saludos cordiales

Inma

I'm confused about the gerunds

I thought you always needed the verb "estar" in front of a gerund.

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