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Friday, April 18, 2014

Infinitive Verbs And Gerunds


In this post we would learn some more about the topic gerund. One of the actual rule is using a gerund alongwith an appropriate preposition to replace an infinitive verb. Gerunds must be used after particular verbs used  firstly. They are appreciate, consider, deny, dislike, enjoy, excuse, fancy, forgive, imagine, keep, mind, pardon, remember, understand and risk. Some of the examples are given below.

1. I appreciate your giving me so much help.
2. Are you considering this hero in the next film?
3. Do you deny seeing me at the farewell function?
4. I dislike shaking hands with him.
5. We do enjoy discussing for hours, don't we?
6. Please excuse our dancing irregularly.
7. Can you fancy my asking the old woman for a supper out?
8. Forgive my asking this help.
9. Imagine my participating in a essay writing contest?
10. Don't keep standing in the outside ground.
11. Do you mind passing a cup of milk?
12. Pardon my saying so, you are too selfish to gain this place.
13. Don't you remember meeting me last friday at this very function.
14. I cannot risk going to the park all by myself.
15. I understand your waiting here, but I cannot see you now.
16. We cannot give-up our calling.
17. The CBI looked forward to arresting the criminal soon.

In the same way, some first verbs like want, wish, hope, try, agree, attempt, demand, expect, learn, refuse, promise, manage, seem etc. Let us discuss some of the examples using the above verbs.

1. Do you want to see me?
2. The client wishes to meet you madam.
3. The policeman demanded to know my name.
4. Do you agree to do this work for a small amount?
5. Stalin hopes to replace me as Captain.
6. Mother expects to clear our debts by next year.
7. He is learning how to solve this problem.
8. Does he need to take a loan?
9. Prabash has managed to complete this film just on time.
10. The tuition master has promised to admit you in his class.
11. Nancy doesn't seem to care for you.

Using an infinitive or a gerund with the following verbs like begin, continue, hate, like, love, prefer, start, intend etc., can be used.
    
In the next post we would learn about 'Emphatic and Reflexive Pronouns'.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Verbs and Gerunds in English Grammar


In this post we would go through some more examples.
1. The visitor insisted on seeing Sachin who was a boarder.
2. This boy is good at dancing towards music.
3. That short girl over there is very fond of laughing.
4. The headmistresses has no objection to complaining your behavior again.
5. Aren't you interested in listening stories?
6, I felt bored after coming out of the theatre.
7. A meter is an instrument for taking electrical measurements.
8. The police charged the person who was arrested with rioting.
9. You can't touch your toes without bending your toes.
10. My younger sister is used to sleeping late night on Sundays.

Note:- Most of the gerunds especially when used as the subject or the object can be replaced by infinitives.Some of the examples are given below.
1. Richita doesn't like lying.
A. Richita doesn't like to lie.
2. Don't all of us love playing?
A. Don't all of us love to laugh?
3. Seeing is believing.
A. To see is to believe.
4. Forgiving is one of Jesus Christ's commands.
A. To forgive is one of Jesus Christ's commands.
5. Refusing invitations is not a good habit.
A. To refuse invitations is not a good habit.
6. I am going to see my mother today.
A. I am going for seeing my mother.
7. Luis is fast to catch his train.
A. Luis is fast at catching his train.
8. The teacher had been advising the children not to fight with anyone.
A. The teacher had been advising the children against fighting with anyone.
9. Lala was quick to see the point.
A. Lala was quick at seeing the point.
10. Are you confident enough to solve the problem?
A. Are you confident enough in solving the problem?

In all the above examples we have used nouns for infinitive and gerunds. The verb sentences are given in the examples. Sometimes the rule is "using a gerund along with an appropriate preposition to replace an infinitive verb. Gerunds are also expressed after certain first verbs.

In the next post we would learn this topic with some examples.

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