I was pretty clear about Gerunds. But following two examples make me confused.
he had a newspaper empire backing him
This example is from google translator https://translate.google.co.in/?um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&client=tw-ob#auto/en/back . They say "backing" is verb here. But i think "backing" is used here as a gerund(noun).
I’ve been dreaming of summer all winter long
This example is from http://www.gingersoftware.com/content/grammar-rules/nouns/gerunds/ (at the bottom). They say "dreaming" is gerund here. But i think it is a verb.
So are these examples are wrong or am I missing something ?