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Verbs with "-ing"

You've probably seen a lot of verbs with -ing at the end of them, like sleeping, talking, or walking. There are two basic reasons to add -ing to the end of a verb: to form one of the progressive tenses or to make a gerund.

We use the progressive tenses to talk about on-going actions. There are progressive tenses for the past, present, and future. For example, the present progressive looks like this: "I am walking to work right now." Progressive tenses are formed with be + main verb + -ing, as in, "Joe stopped by while I was watching a movie."

Verbs ending in -ing can also be gerunds, which act like nouns in a sentence. In the sentence, "I do the cleaning and my wife does the cooking," both cleaning and cooking are gerunds. Gerunds often follow other verbs, as in, "I can’t stop thinking about you," or, "I love skating."

Verbs with "-ing" Grammar Quiz

  1. Last night grandma .

  2. Are you ?

  3. I to go to school today but I decided lounging about would be better.

  4. I the train right now.

  5. It was snowing outside, while I sat inside hot toddies.

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Verbs with "-ing" Lessons:

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United States

I know how it’s an awesome game so I real want to Play it haha :) :)tank trouble   bejeweled

05:42 PM Dec 07 2016 |


United States

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02:06 AM Nov 25 2016 |



Sometimes, add -ing to the end of a verb in order to start a sentence.


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United States

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11:29 PM Dec 27 2015 |




I like the lessons.It’s clear.thanks.

08:35 PM Jul 10 2013 |

marija luiza


oh my god, I can’t believe this topic, it is kind of confused and my brain makes mad haha. Gramar rules are tricky but if you see it with heart you will learn it in a very easy way. 

Students need to learn all the following verbs to do it in a correct way

Hope everyone learns very easy 

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03:38 PM Sep 09 2012 |




At the moment I’m KEEPING this subject in my mind and I hope to use them when I to need.

03:02 PM Sep 09 2012 |

Zahra Alsalman

Saudi Arabia

Thank you a lot

04:40 AM Jul 27 2012 |


Syrian Arab Republic

I was walking

I am eating now

01:51 AM Jul 14 2012 |