burst out [laughing / crying / singing]

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VicNicSor

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Russian
burst out doing something.
I burst out laughing / crying / singing, etc...

Burst out is a transitive verb,
laughing / crying / singing - is a direct object, that is, is a gerund
right?

Thank you.
 
  • MarcB

    Senior Member
    US English
    Gerunds can be both verbs and nouns. Here they are verbs.Some expressions take an infinitive others a gerund and still others can take both.
     
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