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Gerunds. Verbs + ing. Gerunds can be used in the following cases. As the subject of a sentence. Smoking in bad for your health. We all enjoy eating out. As an object of certain verbs and expressions. That car isn’t worth buying. After prepositions.

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Gerunds

Gerunds

Verbs + ing


Gerunds can be used in the following cases

Gerunds can be used in the following cases


As the subject of a sentence

As the subject of a sentence

  • Smoking in bad for your health.

  • We all enjoy eating out.


As an object of certain verbs and expressions

As an object of certain verbs and expressions.

  • That car isn’t worth buying.


After prepositions

After prepositions

  • He is interested in collecting stamps.

  • I’m tired of waiting for him.


Gerunds1

Gerunds

  • Gerunds are formed with ING:

    • walking, talking, thinking, listening

  • A gerund is a noun made from a verb by adding "-ing."

  • The gerund form of the verb "read" is "reading." You can use a gerund as the subject, the complement, or the object of a sentence.


Examples

Examples

  • Reading helps you learn English.

    subject of sentence

  • Her favorite hobby is reading.

    noun

  • I enjoy reading.

    object of sentence


List of verbs followed by gerunds

List of Verbs Followed by Gerunds

  • http://www.englishpage.com/gerunds/gerund_list.htm


Verbs followed by gerunds

avoid

deny

dislike

enjoy

finish

keep

miss

practice

remember

risk

stop

suggest

Verbs Followed by Gerunds


Gerunds are used after prepositions

Gerunds are used after prepositions.

  • Most commonly, these are "verb + preposition + V-ing.

    • He can’t talk about her withoutcrying.

    • Thanks forhelping me.

    • Let’s thing aboutmoving to Kfar Saba.

    • She prefers driving totaking the bus.


A gerund is used after these propositions

in

without

for

of

on

against

from

by

after

before

about

at

to

A Gerund is used after these propositions


A gerund is used after these common expressions

Be used to

Can’t help

Can’t stand

End up

Feel like

Get used to

Give up

It’s no use

It’s (not) worthwhile

Keep on

Look forward to

Not mind

A Gerund is used after these common expressions


Examples1

Examples

  • My sister and I are used tostaying alone at night.

  • We are looking forward tohaving you stay for the summer.

  • I don’t feel likestaying. Let’s go out.

  • Harry can’t standarguing with his parents all the time.


Gerunds tutorial

Gerunds Tutorial

  • Gerunds and Infinitives 1

  • http://esl.fis.edu/grammar/q7g/geru1.htm

  • http://esl.fis.edu/grammar/q7g/geru2.htm

  • http://esl.fis.edu/grammar/q7g/geru3.htm


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