Gerunds are the elusive shapeshifters of the English language. They are created out of verbs, but function as nouns. For example: “Do you mind my borrowing these supplies?” At a quick glance, borrowing could easily be labeled as a verb. However, when working as a gerund, borrowing is now a noun.
Instructors can benefit from creating ESL gerund games to help students understand the concept of the gerund in an entertaining way. When making grammar exercises into games, students don't have time to dwell on the fact that they're actually learning grammar strategies.