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Thursday, December 26, 2013

Use of Gerunds in English Grammar


Use of Gerunds in English Grammar is the content of this lesson.  We learned about superlatives in the last lesson. That is in conversation of simple sentences, we use the parts of a sentence in a manner subject-Auxiliary-Verb. This can be of any tense either of the 16 tenses. Let us see the following more examples on this infinitives. 
1. I am going 'to see' my aunt at 4 a.m. (Present Continuous)
2. Mrs. Sekar is fast 'to catch' her train. (Present)
3. Jil ran 'to escape' from his assailant. (simple past)
4. Anjali was present in the class 'to give' her attendance. (past)
5. Pooma was delighted 'to capture' the intruder. (past)
6. I am here 'to talk' to the Maths teacher. (present)
7. The students will arrive here soon 'to appear' for the interview. (future)
8. The drama participants will be coming now 'to eat' their dinner. (future continuous)
9. The post man has been waiting here for 30 minutes 'to deliver' the M.O. to you. (present perfect continuous)
10. Why hadn't you told the receptionist 'to wait' for my return? (past perfect)
11. The parents had been advising the children not 'to tell' lies with anyone. (past perfect continuous)
12. His father will have left the house by now 'to fly' to Switzerland. (future perfect)
13. John will have been running at best for two hours 'to reach' my office. (future perfect continous)
14. He should have spoken in a different tone 'to calm' down his room mate. (future in the past)
15. The Vice Principal ought not to have been holding that honorary post 'to satisfy' his own ego. (future in the past continuous)

Let us also see some examples regarding some emphatic questions.
1. I do stand first in Mathematics every year. (emphatic)
2. I stand first in Mathematics every year. (normal)
3. Luis does fight with his brother almost daily. (emphatic)
4. Luis fights with his brother almost daily. (normal)
These are in the simple present tense forms.

1. The lecturer did advise me against copying from other papers. (emphatic)
2. The lecturer advised me against copying form other papers. (normal)

In the next post we learn some more about infinitives. Learn Free Medical Transcription Course Blog.

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