This video covers verbals: verbs that function as other parts of speech. Specifically, it explains gerunds, infinitives, and participles. It provides definitions and examples of each and explains how they function.
This creative & engaging animated ESL video teaches learners about gerunds and infinitives (verbs) at the upper-intermediate level. Use this in class and have a blast! If you love our videos, please support us at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/oomongzu WEBSITE: http://oomongzu.com For more creative, engaging and interactive animated grammar teaching videos, please visit our website. For the “No Music” version of this video, please go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5OosgcMhRs Title of English / ESL Video: Gerunds and Infinitives (Verbs) Target English Grammar: Gerunds and Infinitives (Verbs): – Gerund verbs. – Infinitives with “to”. – Infinitives without “to”. Student Proficiency Level: Upper-intermediate level grammar. Suggested Courses: General English Instructions: – Play the video in class after delivering a warm-up activity first. – Pause the video whenever the narrator asks students a question to give students time to answer. For example, after elicitations and concept checking questions (CCQs). Summary of English Grammar: Gerunds and Infinitives (Verbs) Approximate chronological order: Gerunds: – Elicitation of target grammar. Form: – Verb + ing Function: – Gerunds act as nouns or pronouns. Specific Uses: – Likes/dislikes: I love shopping. – General activities: I’m good at dancing. – Abstract ideas: I’m not used to working late. – When there is no noun to describe something: Catching the train during peak hour is really annoying. – When speaking or writing in incomplete sentences: What are your hobbies? Watching TV and surfing the Internet. Use Gerunds: – As the subject of a sentence: Flying makes me nervous. – As the object of a sentence: I find listening to music very relaxing. – After prepositions: The police arrested her for speeding. – After phrasal verbs: She ended up going to prison. – After some verbs including: admit, avoid, can’t help, carry on, consider, deny, finish, give up, imagine, involve, keep on, miss, postpone, practice, risk, spend, stop, suggest. – Example: You should avoid taking a stroll outside during a hurricane. – After words for expressing like/dislike: can’t stand, crazy about, enjoy, fancy, hate, like/dislike, keen on, love, don’t mind, prefer. – Example: I love skydiving. Use Infinitives (with “to”): – To express a reason or purpose: He ran to avoid being caught. – After adjectives: This safe is easy to break open. – After some verbs, including: can/can’t afford, agree, appear, be able to, can’t wait, decide, expect, forget, happen, have (got), help, hope, learn, manage, need, offer, plan, pretend, promise, refuse, remember, seem, teach, tend, threaten, try, want, would like. – Example: He threatened to hurt the man. *Infinitives are not generally used as the subject of sentences. Use the Infinitive (without “to”) after: – Modal verbs: You should see a doctor. – Auxiliary verbs: We‘ll go swimming tomorrow. – let, make and help. – Example 1: Let‘s go shopping. – Example 2: Help me carry my shoes. – Example 3: Sometimes she makes me want to scream! Negative Forms: Target language form the negative with “not”: – Gerunds: I don’t like shopping. – Infinitives (with “to”): I don’t want to go shopping. – Infinitives (without “to”): I won’t go shopping. These verbs can be followed with either the gerund or infinitive (with “to”) with no difference in meaning: – begin, continue, prefer, start. For example: – I prefer doing yoga. – I prefer to do yoga. These verbs can be followed with either the gerund or infinitive (with “to”), but the meaning is different: – try, remember, forget, need. – Example 1: – Try not to hurt yourself again. (This means, make an effort to do something.) – You should try going to an Italian restaurant. (This means, try something to see if you like it.) – Example 2: – Remember to fasten your seatbelt. (This means, don’t forget something.) – I remember seeing you in high school. (This means, having a memory of something.) – Example 3: – I forgot to bring my luggage. (This means, you didn’t remember something.) – I’ll never forget seeing the beautiful scenery. (This means, you did something and you won’t forget it. It’s more common in the negative form.) – Example 4: – You need to buy a new car. (This means, you must do something.) – That car needs repairing. (This means, the subject needs something.)
Unit 4 - Verbals - Practice Ex. 1
In this English lesson on the 'Gerund & Infinitive', we will be looking at the form of the second verb in your sentence: Should it be 'do', 'to do' and 'doing'? For more free English lessons and resources, visit our website: http://anglo-link.com. Facebook: http://facebook.com/AngloLink Twitter: http://twitter.com/AngloLink Enjoy and good luck with your English studies!
Find 1500+ education videos available at http://www.youtube.com/user/IkenEdu Verbs are important when you have to make a sentence in which some work is involved. Verbs are of many kinds and here In this video we are describing 2 verbs Finite and non finite. Learning these 2 are very important in order to be perfect in English Grammar and grammar is the base of any language as you know. So watch the video and learn about these verbs in a fun learning way.
This video covers verbs and verb phrases. Of course, it also covers helping verbs. It is useful for students who are learning basic sentence structure and how to identify and construct verb phrases.
Dan explains when to use a gerund and when to use an infinitive after certain verbs. Click the link below for a worksheet. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1NoXuPBXa4GhDDxZMpD56oX9ZZaMt6ks35lZYmgTIQlo/edit?usp=sharing