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"Still lie the sheltering snows, undimmed and white;
And reigns the winter's pregnant silence still;
No sign of spring, save that the catkins fill,
And willow stems grow daily red and bright.
These are days when ancients held a rite
Of expiation for the old year's ill,
And prayer to purify the new year's will."
Helen Hunt Jackson, A Calendar of Sonnet's: February
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GlorianGlorian Posts: 1,251 ✭✭✭✭
edited November 2016 in Let's Practise and Learn
Here we could practise our grammar. I mean if you learnt something new and you want to practice that,
you could use this page.
What I'm about to do now. ;)
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  • GlorianGlorian Posts: 1,251 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2016
    The summary №1
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    Gerund - verb+ing
    Infinitive - to+verb
    We use the gerund when we speak about things in general, and the infinitive for particular situations.
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    Both are forms of verbs that act like nouns.
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    Both can follow adjectives and other verbs, but the gerund also prepositions.
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    When a verb follows a verb it can takes one of these form.
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    Some verbs can take gerund or infinitive form without loosing the meaning.
    For e.g.
    He ended to play a game.
    He ended playing the game.
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    But in other cases the use of these form can change the meaning.
    Post edited by Glorian on
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 8,627 mod
    @Glorian - I'm afraid your example is wrong. Are you trying to say, "He stopped doing something to play a game"?
  • GlorianGlorian Posts: 1,251 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2016
    I meant, he quit the game, finished the game. It might be computer game or board game. If I definitely did a mistake, could you correct me, @Lynne?
  • GlorianGlorian Posts: 1,251 ✭✭✭✭
    Dear @Lynne, actually I didn't get the meaning of the second sentence. :/

    I forgot to feed the cat. (The cat is hungry - he has not been fed) <- it's ok, I got it.
    I forgot feeding the cat. (The cat is ok - I fed him and then forgot about it) <- But here, hmm it's a bit confusing. If I forgot feeding the cat - how he might be ok? When I fed him - if I forgot feeding him? :/
  • GlorianGlorian Posts: 1,251 ✭✭✭✭
    Here is no less interesting amendment for the "Gerund & Infinitive" topic.
    The "ing" form must be used if a verb comes after a preposition:
    against, at, after, by, on, instead of, talk about, tired of, without
    (I'd like to ask you a question @Lynne , the gerund must be use after all preposition english has? Or just after those listed above?!) :#
  • GlorianGlorian Posts: 1,251 ✭✭✭✭
    I just attemt to leave some examples below.
    I against saying bad word beside girls. (That's true, but sometimes I meet such a "good" girls!)
    I love my grandma, she's good at making a bakery! (I love her not due her bakery, generally she's awesome woman, mother, wife!)
    A boy ran outside after leaving a classroom.
    You could reach the bus by taking a taxi.
    We need to focus on learning!
    Clean the room instead of lying on a sofa.
    We can talk about earning money!
    I'm tired of wasting my time on boring job.
    We can't live without breathing an oxygen!


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