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Gerund

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on 23 September 2016

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Transcript of Gerund

Gerund
Use 2
Gerunds can be used as the subject in a sentence:
Use 3
Gerunds are used after prepositions:
(
on
,
in
,
at
,
of
,
about
,
for
,
with
...)
Use 1
Gerunds can be used as adjectives:
Form:
Read the sentences below:
More Examples
Thank you for
helping
me with my homework.
Use 4
Some verbs may be followed by a gerund:
Definition
Read the sentences below:
The
recording
industry did not take off...
Recording
a sound nowadays is even faster...
... faster way of
reproducing
sound.
The words
in bold
are called ing-forms (gerund)
Como regra geral, basta adicionar -ing ao final de cada verbo:
To feel - feeling ; to go - going ; to work - working
If the verb ends in an E, we remove E and add -ing.
To live - living ; To have - having ; To make - making
If the verb ends in IE we change it to YING.
to lie - lying ; to die - dying ; to tie - tying
If the verb ends in consonant + vowel + consonant, we double the final consonant:
to stop - stopping ; to sit - sitting ; to plan - planning ; to get - getting ; to swim - swimming
WE DO NOT DOUBLE the consonant when the verb ends in W, X or Y.
to fix - fixing ; to enjoy - enjoying ; to snow - snowing
The
recording
industry did not take off...
The
flying
machine worked very well.
That
screaming
woman
is starting
to annoy me.
Adjective
Present Continuous
Recording
a sound nowadays is even faster.
Smoking
is bad for you.
Running
in the morning is great for you.
Climbing
a mountain is a dangerous activity.
Paying
attention in class will improve your grades.
... faster way
of

reproducing
sound.
They are afraid
of

losing
the match.
John is very good
at

playing
tennis.
Sandy is famous
for

singing
songs.
She was interested
in

playing
sports.
I'm worried
about

making
mistakes.
Keep
on

walking
.
Finish
I have just finished
recording
the song.
Enjoy
I enjoy
listening
to country music.
Stop
She stopped
singing
love songs.
Remember
I remember
buying
the tickets for the show.
Forget
I'll never forget
seeing
the concert.
Like
I like
playing
tennis.
Love
She loves
playing
computer games.
Prefer
I prefer
watching
movies at home.
The
dancing
doll was too expensive,
we got you the
talking
teddy bear.
Dancing
in the rain is one of my favorite hobbies.
I just love
walking
around Sunday mornings.
They missed
talking
to each other for years.
Listening
to classic music can help you study.
Terry is very bad at
playing
Golf.
The firefighters managed to save the
burning
building.
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