English Grammar Rules The use of the GERUND

by Dec 21, 2018English and Study Tips

Mohamed Abd

Mohamed Abd

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What is GERUND and How to use it correctly? 


Today i will show you English Grammar Rules of The use of the Gerund.



Thank you,

Mohamed Abd

Simple English Grammar Rules of The use of the Gerund

The gerund (and not the infinitive) should be used:

1. After preposition.
Examples: He worked without stopping.She played instead of working.

2. After words which regularly take a preposition, such as fond of, insist on, tired of, succeed in.
Examples: I am tired of doing the work again. He succeeded in killing the tiger.

3. After certain verbs, such as avoid, enjoy, finish, stop, risk, excuse.
Examples: Boys enjoy playing football. The has stopped blowing.

4. After the adjectives busy and worth.
Examples: He was busy writing a book. This date is worth remembering.

5. After certain phrases, such as it’s no use, it’s no good, l can’t help, would you mind, look forward to.
Examples: I think it’s no use trying again. I can’t help feeling angry about it.
The gerund or the infinitive can be used after certain verbs, such as, begin, like, dislike, hate, love, prefer.
Example: He began to talk or He began talking.

Thanks for reading and learning with me today! 

Mohamed Abd.


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