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Verb + verb ing grammar rules

Grammar rules of verbs + verb "ing" form

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Verb + verb ing grammar rules

  1. 1. Diana L. Portillo September 2014 Verb + verb ing
  2. 2. ing after specific verbs  Dislike  Enjoy  Feel like  Finish  Keep on (continue)  Hate *  Like *  Love *  * No difference in meaning. ing = more emphasis.  I love listening to Scottish pipes.
  3. 3. ing after specific verbs  (don´t) mind  Practice  Spend time  Start * (no difference in meaning).  It started raining.  It started to rain.
  4. 4. ing after specific verbs  Stop (change of meaning).  She stopped having a break = She didn´t have a break anymore (give up).  She stopped to have a break = She stopped in order to have a break (reason).
  5. 5. ing after specific verbs  Try (change of meaning).  Why don´t you try doing yoga? (experiment).  Try to ski (to make an effort or attempt)
  6. 6. ing after specific verbs  Remember (change of meaning).  I remember going for long walks (going to the past about memories).  Remember to buy milk (not forget what you have to do).
  7. 7. ing as subject of a sentence Swimming makes me feel good. Smoking is bad for your health. Fishing is boring.
  8. 8. ing after prepositions He left without saying goodbye. We were all happy about celebrating the New Year. I´m sick of eating hamburguers.
  9. 9. ing as adjective  Common adjectives with ing:  Amusing.  Interesting.  Shocking.  Worrying.  Dissapointing.  Boring.  Fishing is a boring activity.
  10. 10. ing as adjective  Surprising.  Exciting.  Terrifying.  Frightening.  Tiring.  Annoying.  That movie was completely frightening.
  11. 11. Sources  British Council: adjectives –ed and –ing https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/english-grammar/ adjectives/adjectives-ed-and-ing Retrieved on September 21st, 2014.  Capel, Annette and Sharp, Wendy. (2013). Objective Proficiency. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.  Oxenden, Clive and Latham-Koenig, Christina. (1997). American English File 2. New York, USA: Oxford University Press.  Oxenden, Clive and Latham-Koenig Christina. (2009). New English File Upper-intermediate students. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  12. 12.  dnospraka@yahoo.com

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