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Gerunds

Today in the Fun Easy English classroom you are going to learn about gerunds an important part of English grammar.
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Grammar: Gerunds

Definition of a gerund.
Gerund Examples
Fun Easy English Grammar Lessons
From YOUR Teacher: Gerunds

Gerunds are verbs showing an action but functioning as a noun or a direct object in a sentence and are pretty easy to recognize.
Test: Gerunds

The following test has both gerunds and infinitive verbs. For each question, choose the correct sentence.aabbaabbaa
1.  Choose the correct sentence.

     a.  I recommend seeing that new play.
     b.  I recommend to see that new play.
2.  Choose the correct sentence.

     a.  I want to go to the beach today.
     b.  I want going to the beach today.
3.  Choose the correct sentence.

     a.  Julie quit to eat junk food because she wanted to lose weight.
     b.  Julie quit eating junk food because she wanted to lose weight.
4.  Choose the correct sentence.

     a.  She said to read books is her favorite pastime.
     b.  She said reading books is her favorite pastime.
5.  Choose the correct sentence.

     a.  Joan does not feel like doing her homework this evening.
     b.  Joan does not feel like to do her homework this evening.
6.  Choose the correct sentence.

     a.  Honey, please do not forget to buy milk on your way home from work.
     b.  Honey, please do not forget buying milk on your way home from work.
7.  Choose the correct sentence.

     a.  John asked his son helping with the yard work.
     b.  John asked his son to help with the yard work.
8.  Choose the correct sentence.

     a.  The teacher said she was going assigning a lot of homework.
     b.  The teacher said she was going to assign a lot of homework.
9.  Choose the correct sentence.

     a.  The students were planning to meet after the class was finished.
     b.  The students were planning meeting after the class was finished.
10.  Choose the correct sentence.

     a.  Mayumi says that it is very important to get enough sleep.
     b.  Mayumi says that it is very important getting enough sleep.
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  • Conversation Lesson - Intermediate Level. Dialogs for everyday use. Short situational dialogs for students of English as a Foreign (EFL) or Second (ESL) Language with a written conversation and a conversation notes section.
Conversation Lesson 22 - Parents’ Night Out
(Intermediate - Conversation, Reading)

Dialogs for everyday use. Short situational dialogs for students of English as a Foreign (EFL) or Second (ESL) Language.
Parents’ Night Out

Joe: Can you get a baby sitter for tonight?

Susan: I don’t know. Why?

Joe: Well, I thought we could go out for dinner and then go to a movie afterward.

Susan: I can call Debbie and see if she’s available. She usually doesn’t like to sit during the week, but she might make an exception.

Joe: Well, do that, and then call me at the office if you have any luck.

Susan: Okay, but don’t get your hopes too high. It’s hard to find a good baby sitter these days.
Conversation Notes
  • Night out
  • evening away from home for the purpose of recreation or relaxation
  • baby sitter
  • woman or young girl hired, usually by parents, to watch small children while the parents are away from home
  • to sit during the week
  • to baby sit on weekdays
  • if you have any luck
  • if you are successful
  • don’t get your hopes too high
  • don’t expect success
Source: U.S. State Department
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This is a collection of 30 situational conversations which focus on a wide variety of communicative and natural encounters in English....these lessons are for beginning students.
Conversation

This is a collection of 30 situational conversations. Each conversation is accompanied by language notes....these lessons are for advanced students.
Conversation

English conversation lessons. 52 lessons covering pronunciation, speaking, writing, and grammar topics....these lessons are for beginning students.
Conversation

English conversation lessons. 30 lessons focusing mostly on communication and grammar topics....these lessons are for intermediate students.
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