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Verbs with "-ing"

You've probably seen a lot of verbs with -ing at the end of them, like sleeping, talking, or walking. There are two basic reasons to add -ing to the end of a verb: to form one of the progressive tenses or to make a gerund.

We use the progressive tenses to talk about on-going actions. There are progressive tenses for the past, present, and future. For example, the present progressive looks like this: "I am walking to work right now." Progressive tenses are formed with be + main verb + -ing, as in, "Joe stopped by while I was watching a movie."

Verbs ending in -ing can also be gerunds, which act like nouns in a sentence. In the sentence, "I do the cleaning and my wife does the cooking," both cleaning and cooking are gerunds. Gerunds often follow other verbs, as in, "I can’t stop thinking about you," or, "I love skating."

Verbs with "-ing" Grammar Quiz

  1. Last night grandma .

  2. Are you ?

  3. I to go to school today but I decided lounging about would be better.

  4. I the train right now.

  5. It was snowing outside, while I sat inside hot toddies.

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it's help alot..

07:38 AM Nov 19 2009 |


Viet Nam

Thank you. But all of us knew that. I need the way to use gerunds and progressive tenses. Can u explain more clearly?

03:25 AM Nov 19 2009 |



Saudi Arabia

thank you so much for your effort . but i think it is not useful enough.you have to give all the verbs that followed by gerunds.

06:22 AM Oct 17 2009 |



Saudi Arabia

Okay, that helps very much, thanks :) ..

02:17 AM Jul 13 2009 |

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Saudi Arabia

  •    i was confused about  that  gramer  when we used  ing in verb and  use for  noun
  •    now i have understood     this  point   thanks  for   E bab y

04:49 PM May 25 2009 |

salvador garcia erazo


it is pretty interesting and simple how I can teach with these examples and Students get them,

Example: Smoking can kill you.

10:12 PM May 21 2009 |



Where are the rules?

I know all them:

#1: in generally, add "ing"

Eg: walk = walkING

#2: words ending Consonant-Vowel-Consonant (called CVC) and the last syllable is strong, doble the last consonant

Eg: happen = happenNING
     Travel can be written w/ 2 L or 1 L. With one L (traveling) is American English, and with two L(travelling) is British English.

#3: words ending the letter "e", erase the letter "e", and add "ing"

Eg: lovE = lovING
Be is the only exception because doesn't have a verb if you did with be, be = beING

#4: words ending the letters "ie", erase the letters "ie", and add "ying"

Eg: die = dYING

06:36 PM Apr 17 2009 |



Palestinian Territory, Occupied

I can`t understand, Frown 

 i want to more explain for it, please englishbaby

10:56 AM Feb 24 2009 |