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  • 1. lefttopPanamerican SchoolMore than education: a challenge to the future, without borders
    Prof. Moisés De CastroGrammarGrade 11 WorkshopDate: ____________________Names: ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
    General instructions: Do not scratch or use liquid paper. Orthographical mistakes will be deducted from the total grade.
    I – Discover the Grammar
    A – Read these sentences. Indicate whether each gerund is used as a subject (S), an object (O), an object of a preposition (OP), or a subject or object complement (C).
    C 1.I was having difficulty finding a subject.
    O 2.I remembered learning a rhyme.
    S 3.My perceiving friendship in this way was pretty simplistic.
    OP 4.I didn’t have a way of getting to the practices.
    C 5.My brother’s passion is kayaking.
    OP 6.We can go months or years without contacting each other.
    C 7. I was having trouble figuring out my career.
    O 8. Bill supported my becoming a writer.
    C 9. I would have a hard time living without my two “best” friends.
    B – Are the –ing words in each of the following sentences gerunds? Write Y (yes) or N (no).
    Y 1.I’ve long since stopped thinking of friendship in these terms.
    Y 2.These are the friends we make by engaging in some specific activity.
    N 3.He belongs to a kayaking club.
    Y 4.We enjoy just catching up on each other’s activities.
    Y 5.Cross-generational friendships are worth pursuing.
    N 6.He was my teacher in a writing class.
    Y 7.They have become good friends on their own through their common interest in collecting rare books.
    Y 8.I would have a hard time being single again.
    II – All Work and No Play
    Brian Hansen is constantly tired and dissatisfied. He has gone to a doctor to see if there is anything physically wrong with him. Complete the conversation with gerunds. Make the gerunds negative if necessary.
    Doctor: Well, Brian, what seems to be the problem?
    Brian:I’m tired all the time. Some nights when I come home from work I’m so exhausted I don’t feel like doing (do) anything but collapsing on the sofa and vegetating (vegetate) in front of the TV. Is there anything physically wrong with me?
    Doctor:No, I’ve looked at the test results, and you’re healthy. How long have you been feeling like this?
    Brian:Oh, two or three months, I guess. Long enough so that I’ve begun worrying (worry) about not having (have) any energy. Basically I’m not doing anything besides punching a time clock.
    Doctor:How much are you working?
    Brian:Well, I’m putting in a lot of overtime—all in all, at least 60 hours a week, I’d say.
    Doctor:Why are you doing this? Are you trying to kill yourself?
    Brian:Well, at this point, not working (work) overtime is out of the question. I’ve got a lot of bills to pay off. The other thing is that I only recently moved here, and I know hardly anyone, so my focus is on making (make) money for a while. I like socializing (socialize), and I really miss having (have) any close friends, but I don’t know quite how to go about meeting (meet) new people.
    Doctor:You’re not married, then?
    Brian:No, not yet.
    Doctor:Well, I think you need to stop working (work) so much and start playing (play) a little—to put things in balance. I’d say you need a hobby—and some friends.
    Brian:A hobby? You mean some boring thing like stamp collecting (collect)?
    Doctor:No. That’s an OK hobby if you like it, but there are more interesting ones.
    Brian:Like what?
    Doctor:Oh, maybe like karaoke. Do you like singing (sing)?
    Brian:I love music, but I don’t have much of a voice. In my case, not singing (sing) is better than singing (sing) off key.
    Doctor:Well, have you ever gone orienteering (orienteer)?
    Brian: What’s that?
    Doctor:People use a map and a compass and try to be the first person to find locations of hidden clues.
    Brian:Sounds great. Where can I find out more about it?
    Doctor:I’ve got a friend who belongs to an orienteering club. I’ll give you her number.
    Brian:Super. Thanks.
    III – My Two Best Friends
    Complete the sentences with a possessive noun or pronoun and a gerund.
    • I have two best friends, Bob and Mary. Bob is my co-worker. I’m grateful for his giving (he/give) me a ride to work every day.
    • 2. I’m new to the firm, so I also appreciate Bob’s helping (Bob/help) me learn my job.
    • 3. My boss’s criticizing (My boss/criticize) my work is hard to deal with, so Bob’s encouragement is vital.
    • 4. Mary is my neighbor. Her living (She/live) so close is wonderful.
    • 5. I especially appreciate Mary’s advising (Mary/advise) me on tough issues.
    • 6. She knows how to deal with my becoming (I/become) discouraged.
    • 7. I couldn’t ask for two better friends that Bob and Mary. I’m thankful for their being (they/be) there for me when I need them.
    • 8. Our getting (We/get) together frequently helps us stay close.