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A gerund is a nonfinite verb form used as a noun. It consists of the present participle of the verb and functions in the ways other nouns function:

Use the possessive case form for a noun or personal pronoun that modifies a gerund.

Modern society's altering the hydrology of the Everglades has profoundly affected the ecology of the region.

--Norman Boucher, "Back To the Everglades," Technology Review (modified)

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