Is "running" a verb or an adjective?

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It can be either a verb or an adjective or even a noun. See explanation for examples.

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The gerund form is a form of a verb, hoever it can have one of many functions in a sentence:

  • Noun (gerund): Running is a good thing for your health. Here the word is a subject therfore it functions as a noun.

  • Verb: A man is running to catch a bus. Here the word is a verb.

  • Adjective (participle): I saw a running woman in a park. Here the word is an adjective describing the noun woman.

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