I'm preparing for the writing section of TOEFL. English is my hobby, I don't have a teacher and I am not a student of any university.
Could you assess my essay? It is question 2 (independent writing). Could you score it 0-5.
What recent news story has affected you the most? In what ways has...
Thank you. Sounds strange for me. I was more inclined to educational.
Reason: Oxford Learner's Dictionary gives 'the Times Educational Supplement'.
I can't agree with you. The gerund is a non-finite form of the verb. It is not a noun. It has some noun features, but is not a noun.
The gerund can have a direct object.
Example: I like doing morning exercises.
Grammar by Golitsinskij (ISBN 978-5-9925-0587-0).
We all listened with great interest to the speaker criticizing the new book.
I answered that this is a gerund. But the answer key states that this is a participle.
This is strange to me. As I consider this case:
1. Similar to this:
Well, I may be unable to add something to what I already mentioned. There were small footnotes in a textbook next to these verbs, which stated that in this case the action denoted by the gerund relates to a previous action and we can use both Perfect Gerund and Indefinite Gerund.
In a textbook I've read that after some verbs Indefinite Gerund is often used to express previous actions instead of Perfect Gerund.
Examples: remember, punish, mention.
I remember reading about it in a newspaper (instead of having read).
I consulted some dictionaries in the hope of finding...
What do you tell your students when they do listening and reading tasks imitating the exam as their hometask?
To fill? To leave the gap? How to analyze such mistakes (when the studend has no idea which answer is correct)? And make conclusions out of such mistakes?
Please, pay attention that the question is not about an exam. It is about learning. What to do in the learning process when you don't know the correct anser. And how to work on your mistakes after you have finished checking your answers against the key.
Let it be a preparation for IELTS (reading, listening). But the question is relevant to any test.
There are cases of choosing one variant or of multiple choice.
In a real exam if you have no idea of what to write as an answer, you write just anything. Because with certain probability you may be...
As soon as I have bought the book, I will begin reading it.
The book bought, I will begin reading it.
Could you tell me whether these sentences means absolutely the same or I have distorted the meaning?