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Sign up Newsletter TeachingEnglish English LearnEnglish Kids LearnEnglish My English level Verb + -ing or verb + infinitive 1797 126 blogger 597 4319 Oliver, Daisy and Alfie are at Oliver and Daisy's home. Oliver is upset, so Daisy and Alfie decide to cheer him
up. Instructions 0:00 / 3:37 480p After certain verbs we use the -ing form, and after other verbs we use the infinitive. Sometimes we can
use either form and there is no change in meaning. Occasionally we can use either form and there is a
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The verbs followed by -ing include enjoy, mind, stop and recommend. I told him you really enjoy cooking.
Would you mind helping me?
It didn't stop raining all day yesterday.
Daisy recommends trying Alfie’s tiramisu. The negative is verb + not + -ing. Imagine not having pizza! I eat it all the time. Verbs usually followed by -ing stop finish imagine suggest recommend avoid mind miss risk enjoy I thought you could say: 'I recommend that you see that film'? Yes, you’re right, you can. But we’re not looking at the more complex patterns with that
or an object today. OK, what about the verbs followed by the infinitive? These include decide, want, promise, plan and forget. She decided to go with Elliot instead.
I wanted to visit Rome.
She promised to take me there.
I planned to go to some real Italian restaurants.
The verbs like, love and hate can be followed by -ing or the infinitive when talking
about repeated actions. I love reading long novels. (British English or American English) I love to read long novels. (American English) But when we are talking about situations, we use the -ing form. Paulo loves living by the beach in Rio.
Do you like working as a waitress? So, 'I love learning grammar rules' or 'I love to learn grammar rules' are both OK? Exactly. But there are some more verbs which can be followed by -ing or the infinitive,
but the two options have different meanings, for example remember and stop. I never remember to lock the door, and my mum gets really angry! (remember + infinitive = remember something and then do it)
I never remember locking the door, but when I go back and check I always
have. (remember + -ing = remember something you did before) She stopped smoking three years ago. (stop + -ing = to not do something any more)
It was hot, so we stopped to have a drink. (we stopped walking) (stop + infinitive = to not do something in order to do something else) Let’s stop to have a rest now. OK, later on you can try to remember all the patterns. Check your grammar: grouping - verb + ing or verb + infinitive
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Think about your week. What do you enjoy doing? What do you not mind doing? And what do you avoid doing if
21 July, 2019 - 11:17 (/comment/76383#comment-76383) MythTW Hello LearnEnglish Team,
The following 2 sentences
0x All we can do is trying our best. 0x All we can do is try our best.
Which one is correct? Or both are correct but carry different meanings?
Thanks, James 1 user has voted.
I) 22 July, 2019 - 10:34 (/comment/76397#comment-76397) Tina - Coordinator Hi James (MythTw)
Your second sentence is correct.
20504x - All we can do is try our best. 180x Best wishes,
Which one is correct? Find out more
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0x 1. explaining 4/12 23/11/2019 Verb + -ing or verb + infinitive | LearnEnglish Teens - British Council
2. explanation 0x Plz help us. 1 user has voted. JoModerator 15 May, 2019 - 08:25 (/comment/75658#comment-75658)
They are both correct!
0x Sentence 1 has a preposition (without) followed by verb+ing. 0x Sentence 2 has a preposition (without) followed by a noun.
I hope that helps. Best wishes
Jo (LearnEnglish Teens team) )1 user has voted. helloman 15 May, 2019 - 15:12 (/comment/75663#comment-75663)
thank you very much! that really helps! 0x 1
) user has voted. 0x smiley_jp 5 April, 2019 - 03:39 (/comment/74969#comment-74969)
Which one is correct?
1) Where did you learn to speak Japanese? or Where did you learn speaking Japanese?
0x 2) She waited to see what would happen next. or She waited seeing what would happened next. 0 users have voted.
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Hi smiley_jp, 0x
0x In both cases, the first option is correct. The verbs learn and wait are both usually followed by
the infinitive. Hope that helps! Rachael LearnEnglish Teens team )1 user has voted. 4 February, 2019 - 13:10 (/comment/74250#comment-74250) Assia75 Thank you very much. You help me. 1 user has voted. 0x
0x 1 February, 2019 - 13:19 (/comment/74195#comment-74195) Youjiro I enjoy reading book and listening music after high school .I do lot of homework after class.
In morning I do household such as cooking,clean up room.I cook Chinese food because it is delicious
0x .I avoid watching TV program.I thing watching TV is waste of time.I also avoid go out side during 0x holiday.I don't like place where many people gather . 0 users have voted.
K4o) 8 August, 2019 - 08:45 (/comment/76713#comment-76713) empty Hi Youjiro !
You are so hardworking and I really appreciate it ! I also agree with you about TV being a waste
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27 November, 2017 - 10:37 (/comment/70319#comment-70319) TooPin I love playing soccer, so I always play it with my friends . I often go out with my friends and we have
0x some drink. we also want to keep been in touch. 15 users have voted.
Mzk4) 7 October, 2017 - 17:49 (/comment/69519#comment-69519) saradera I enjoy reading book and listing to music .
I don't mind doing my homework it's like apart of my day
0x and i aviod connecting too much 25 users have voted.
w0) 27 September, 2017 - 15:43 (/comment/69311#comment-69311) mydream2k2 First, I love free times at the weekend : not homework, not boring teaching but it's not meaning I don't
like studying. I would rather study by myself than study at school because I can find many interesting
-5x lessons in the internet, practise what I learned by playing game, and take a rest whenever I feel 0x stress. Of course, the things I want to avoid is framework's school education, it depresses on me.
Second, I also like watching films, listening to music.....with my friends. But I don't wish my eyes were
hurt more. So I always try to see films less. 31 users have voted.
oBU) 23 April, 2017 - 21:21 (/comment/66082#comment-66082) An_An In the week, I enjoy listening to music and playing guitar every day. I mind not doing my homework
and I evoid spending too much time in the computer.
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Q) 3 January, 2017 - 02:41 (/comment/63553#comment-63553) pparedes984 In my week I enjoy spend the time with my friends and my girlfriend and I enjoy the thursday beacuse
I have too many hours free along the day. I avoid to do homework every day so I do it in the class
872x before the hour. I don't mind if i have to go to my basketball practice because i like it and distract me 17x for all the things I enjoy too very much to go to my training 101 users have voted.
CA) 2 January, 2017 - 03:54 (/comment/63498#comment-63498) VShirleyCh I like watched movies and cooked the mexican food because is very delicious also do desserts I not
mind go to a party or between week go to the mall or cinema. and i avoid doing strange food for not
848x washing the dishes. also i avoid arrive late for classes in the morning because i have to go by taxi 18x which is another of the things i avoid also I avoid go to in ecovia, trole and metro. 90 users have voted.
Hk3o) 28 November, 2016 - 14:47 (/comment/62684#comment-62684) muruv_et it is very hard and it is terrible. 72x 98 users have voted.
Odkg) 1x 29 November, 2016 - 05:04 (/comment/62701#comment- Jonathan - Coor... 62701)
Oh no! :(
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I have a sentence that can be writen in three cases bellow:
“workers tending the queen not only feed her but also…”
274x “workers who tend the queen not only feed her but also…” 3x “workers tend the queen not only.........
I am confuse to use the first one, I do not know the rule to use it. Is it true that we can alway change
from the second sentence to the first one with just transform verb into verb-ing? Hope someone can
help me 105 users have voted.
uWo) 8 April, 2016 - 08:27 (/comment/56670#comment-56670) Jo - Coordinator Hi tai,
Yes, that's right. Your first and second phrases have the same meaning in this context. For
36861x example: 277x Customers who wish to exchange products should go to the first floor.
= Customers wishing to exchange products should go to the first floor.
Your third sentence may not be correct. It depends how you continue the sentence.
Best wishes, Joanna (LearnEnglish Teens team) 122 users have voted.
Y) 10 April, 2016 - 02:37 (/comment/56724#comment-56724) tai Thank you a lot. That is helpful information 274x 116 users have voted.
mw) 3x 5 January, 2016 - 13:00 (/comment/53777#comment-53777)
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105 users have voted.
6x Dalmar 26 December, 2015 - 20:01 (/comment/53466#comment-53466)
I enjoy dating with beautiful grils and have fun but I hate grils who get jealous easly. :) Sometimes I hear my friends saying : you are going to be mad for grils but don't care what they
1442x whispering behind me. I enjoy to see my friends laughing because we use to joke all time. 11x I'm only trying to practise in my english that why I wrote a little joy.
Thanks , (LearnEnglish Teens) 108 users have voted.
0I) efty 30 December, 2014 - 13:16 (/comment/41255#comment-41255)
we know that, the meaning of gerund(verb +ing) and infinitive(to+verb) are under the segment of
noun.but they are kind of non-finite verbs.then,,what parts of speech they are?
2413x 109 users have voted.
Ng) 11x 30 December, 2014 - 18:54 (/comment/41258#comment-41258) Jo - Coordinator Hi efty! Quite right, gerunds and infinitives can work like nouns. For example: Watching films at home is cheaper than going to the cinema.
36861x Playing the violin is difficult. 277x To play football professionally is her dream.
We call these nonfinite verbs because they don't have a tense. Some grammar references also
say they are nouns, because they name activities. So both of your suggestions are correct! :)
Not all -ing verbs are gerunds, though. In these examples, they are present participles: I am working.
He was running.
Joanna (LearnEnglish Teens team) 107 users have voted.
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i want to know that,,,,,,what will we call them?noun or verbs? 2413x 105 users have voted.
mI02g) 11x 3 January, 2015 - 10:10 (/comment/41338#comment- Jo - Coordinator 41338)
Hi efty, 36861x We call them verbs, normally. But it's really useful to know that you can use a gerund in 277x exactly the same way as a noun. I like chocolate. (=noun)
I like skiing. (=gerund)
Hope that helps! Joanna
(LearnEnglish Teens team) 114 users have voted.
DE) 4 July, 2015 - 17:01 (/comment/46511#comment-46511) sam10 Hi Jo, I am new here.I need your help. "I am sorry to disturb you",here "to disturb"
used whether as an adjective or adverb?
359x 110 users have voted.
XlTQ) 2x 6 July, 2015 - 13:56 Jo - Coordinator (/comment/46571#comment-46571)
Hi sam10, In your example, 'disturb' is an action, so it is a verb. Here are
the verb 'disturb':
277x Find out more about cookies. Am I disturbing you?
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I'm sorry. I didn't mean to disturb you.
Does that answer your question? Best wishes, Joanna (LearnEnglish Teens
team) 119 users have voted.
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