Tuesday, April 17, 2012


first of all......................
How to make a gerund?
We add (ING)
For example:
  • play       =  playing
  • dance    = dancing (notice that we're changing the final (E) in the word dancE for the ING. ending).
  • get        = getting ( notice that we're writing a double T before the ING.)
  • lie          = lying (notice that the ending ( IE ) changes to ( Y ) and then we add the ING.)
Now that we now how to make a gerund........ lets see how to use them.

  • We use gerunds after the following verbs.
    • Like 
    • Love
    • Hate
    • (Don't) mind
    • Prefer
For example:
  • I love talking in class.
  • They hate listening to Justin Biever.
  • He prefers staying at home on the weekends.

  • She doesn't mind sharing her ice cream with her pet.
Now how do we make questions?????????????

Yes / No questions

Do / Does + subject + base form + gerund + complement
  1. Do you like watching soccer?
  2. Does she mind sharing her ice cream?
To answer..........................Short answers
     1.  Do you like watching soccer?
       - Yes, I do or No, I don't.
     2.  Does she mind sharing her ice cream?
       - No, she doesn't or Yes, she does.

Information questions

We add a question word................
  • What
  • Why
  • Where
  • etc....

  1. Where do you like watch soccer?
    - I like watching soccer at home on my couch.

REMEMBER!!!! There are not short answers in this kind of questions.

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