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ING form (Gerund or Verb/Noun)
SUBJECT OF SENTENCE
A Gerund can be the subject of a sentence instead of a noun.
e.g. Going on holiday is very exciting.
Cooking is a useful skill.
OBJECT OF SENTENCE
A Gerund can be the object of certain verbs instead of a noun. (You have to learn which verbs these are)
e.g. I love swimming in the sea.
I don't like shopping.
Many verbs and adjectives have preposition after them. (on, in, about, for etc.) These can be followed by a noun or a Gerund.
e.g. I like History
I like learning History.
Look at the following sentences and decide which answer is correct
(You should print this page first)
|1. He enjoys swim/swimming at the weekend|
|2. I am worried about be/being late for the exam.|
|3.To shop/Shopping is my favourite hobby.|
|4.I want to go/going to France next year.|
|5.We really love work/working on the computer.|
|6. Drive/Driving too fast causes many accidents.|
|7. They are all interested in learn/learning about their culture.|
|8. I am keen on learn/learning Arabic.|
|9. To smoke/Smoking is bad for your health.|
|10. We would like to thank/thanking you for your invitation.|
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