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    Could a kind teacher check these please?

    Hi, I have al sorts of trouble with 'gerunds' so could a kind teacher please check these example sentances and tell me which ones use a gerund.
    If they are corrected, I will sit and study them and try to work out why.
    I hope there aren't too many.
    Thank you in advance.

    Bryan intends seeing you immediately
    Iím going to write a story
    I will continue living in my house until June
    Deirdre was washing up when I saw her yesterday
    Iíve got a bad headache and Iím feeling sick
    When James is playing music heís happy
    He advised applying for the job at once
    Watching television can be a waste of time
    Can you feel my heart beating?
    I have enjoyed meeting you
    My wife is out shopping right now
    A friend of mine was accused of stealing food
    I enjoy painting pictures of the countryside
    Amy regrets spending so much money on clothes today
    The grass needs cutting this week
    I like swimming every morning

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    Re: Could a kind teacher check these please?

    Bryan intends seeing you immediately - I wouldn't use a gerund here- I'd say 'to see'
    Iím going to write a story- no
    I will continue living in my house until June yes
    Deirdre was washing up when I saw her yesterday no
    Iíve got a bad headache and Iím feeling sick no
    When James is playing music heís happy no
    He advised applying for the job at once I wouldn't use this structur- advise smne to do
    Watching television can be a waste of time yes
    Can you feel my heart beating? yes
    I have enjoyed meeting you yes
    My wife is out shopping right now yes
    A friend of mine was accused of stealing food yes
    I enjoy painting pictures of the countryside yes
    Amy regrets spending so much money on clothes today yes
    The grass needs cutting this week yes (BTW this structure is British English add not use in American)
    I like swimming every morning yes

  2. #3

    Re: Could a kind teacher check these please?

    Dear TDol,
    Thank you so much for the correction. I'll study your answers carefully and try to see how gerunds work. In the first sentance, 'Bryan intends seeing you immediately'. That is a 'gerund' right?
    Les

  3. M56
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    Re: Could a kind teacher check these please?

    Quote Originally Posted by lespol
    Dear TDol,
    Thank you so much for the correction. I'll study your answers carefully and try to see how gerunds work. In the first sentance, 'Bryan intends seeing you immediately'. That is a 'gerund' right?
    Les

    Yes, it is, Les.

  4. #5

    Re: Could a kind teacher check these please?

    Dear M56,
    Thank you very much for the help.
    Les

  5. M56
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    Re: Could a kind teacher check these please?

    Quote Originally Posted by lespol
    Dear M56,
    Thank you very much for the help.
    Les
    You're welcome, Les.

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