Linking Gerunds in Turkish
Linking Gerunds are used to connect two elements inside a sentence. Most of the time they are used to connect two actions that happen one after the other. We use the ‘-ip/-ıp/-up/-üp’ suffix after the verb root to make a linking gerund. When translated into English, the conjugation ‘and’ is used.
Let’s see some examples:
- Araba çocuğa vurup kaçtı.
(The car hit the child and escaped.)
- Ödevimi teslim edip eve döndüm.
(I’m going to turn in my homework and return home).
- Sadece bir arkadaşa bakıp çıkacağım.
(I’m just going to look for a friend and exit.)