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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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tdulge

Turkey

enjoying

07:54 AM Sep 08 2016 |

malalisa

United States

Oh! Good! Thanks!


Good information! Good Speed.

11:29 PM Dec 27 2015 |

aung122

aung122

Myanmar

I like the lessons.It’s clear.thanks.

08:35 PM Jul 10 2013 |

marija luiza

Mexico

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 


Good luke everyone who reads my comment :)

03:38 PM Sep 09 2012 |

Belinassi

Belinassi

Brazil

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 |

sami-64

Syrian Arab Republic

I was walking


I am eating now

01:51 AM Jul 14 2012 |

RISHIE

RISHIE

Sri Lanka


  • thankx


Cool

07:49 PM Jul 13 2012 |

Paulinitalinda

Ecuador

Hello!


I have a question about clauses with because, When I use wouldn’t mind and wouldn’t want? What of boths forms are the correct:


I wouldn´t mind working as a taxi driver because I know the streets in Quito.


I wouldn’t want to be a taxi driver because I don’t know the streets in Quito.

01:14 PM Jun 17 2012 |

belleve

belleve

Egypt

was crying


sleeping


was planning


am riding


sipping


01:15 PM Jun 03 2012 |