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ING form (Gerund or Verb/Noun)


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.



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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