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Jigneshbharati
Posted: Sunday, July 16, 2017 9:01:23 AM
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I literally love being at home.

I saw the above in one of the quotes on Facebook.

Is "love" a main verb and "being" a gerund?

Is "being at home" a gerund phrase functioning as a direct object to the verb "love"? Are direct object and object complement interchangeable here?

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Audiendus
Posted: Sunday, July 16, 2017 9:49:07 AM
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Jigneshbharati wrote:
I literally love being at home.

I saw the above in one of the quotes on Facebook.

Is "love" a main verb and "being" a gerund? Yes.

Is "being at home" a gerund phrase functioning as a direct object to the verb "love"? Yes.

Are direct object and object complement interchangeable here? No.

The following sentence shows the difference between a direct object and an object complement:

I find being at home very relaxing. "Being at home" = direct object of "find". "Very relaxing" = object complement.
Jigneshbharati
Posted: Sunday, July 16, 2017 9:51:37 AM
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