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How would "He was fond of watching movies" include a gerund? You would have to make it something like "He always had time for the watching of movies". Then the "watching" is a thing in itself, and can act as a noun (the gerund). In the former example, "watching" is still a thing that is done to the movies - i.e. a verb.  

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