Learn To Speak English in 100 Days English Work book Great for Learning

Learn To Speak English in 100 Days English Work book Great for Learning

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Unformatted text preview: er 21 USING GERUNDS A gerund is the -ing form of the verb used as a noun. Like nouns, gerunds can be subjects or objects: SUBJECT GERUND: —Playing golf is fun. OBJECT GERUND: —We’re used to having a lot of fun. In the second example, the gerund having is the object of the preposition to. This pattern is fairly frequent in English. By is often used with gerunds to describe how something is done: —By calling the office, you’ll be able to know what’s going on. Here are a number of common verbs followed by gerunds: finish—They finished working at 6 p.m. stop—I stopped calling you at midnight. quit—They quit eating for 24 hours. avoid—You can’t avoid answering the question. keep (on)—They will keep on studying. enjoy—My neighbor enjoys walking his dog. appreciate—She would appreciate hearing from you. mind—Do they mind selling their car? NOTE: Go is followed by a gerund in certain idiomatic expressions related to sports and physical activities. —Did they go shopping yeste...
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This note was uploaded on 01/17/2014 for the course ENG 99 taught by Professor Michal during the Winter '13 term at CSU Sacramento.

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