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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
They avoided _________

I always dread _____________________

He really enjoys ___________________

She dislikes __________________

I miss _____________________

Which verb is followed by a gerund?

Which verb is followed by a gerund?

Which verb is followed by a gerund?

Which verb is followed by a gerund?

Which verb is followed by a gerund?


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thanks very much Alex .

Monday, March 11th 2013

100%, great. thanks a lot, alex :)

Monday, March 11th 2013

Dear Alex, what do you recommend about “recommend”?)))

Monday, March 11th 2013

    I recommend using a gerund. :) There are other structures with this verb, though. It’s also possible to say “I recommend your using a gerund” or “I recommend that you use a gerund.”

    Tuesday, March 12th 2013

      dear alex i like you style of teaching and i realy understand your lessons would you please add me in your skype or tell me your skype id i want to ask you some questions oraly

      Wednesday, March 13th 2013

Hi Alex. Could you explain this example: “8. Which verb is followed by a gerund?”

it’s very confused for me…

Monday, March 11th 2013

ups I made mistake:

8. Which verb is followed by a gerund?
attempt
agree
recommend
can’t afford

Monday, March 11th 2013

    The word “recommend” use gerend and to verb. You use gerend when you speak sb future mean while you use to verb when you speak sb past meae.

    Conclusion
    Past mean : recommend ~ing
    Future mean : recommend to verb

    Tuesday, March 12th 2013

    The answer is “recommend.” All the others are followed by an infinitive. (to + base verb)

    Tuesday, March 12th 2013

First i whant to thank you wery mach for you lesson and quiz. I apologize for my stupidity, but I can’t understand the last 5 tasks (beginging with “which verb is followd by a gerund”) Explain them please. Another question – is it absolutely forbidden to say for example “She dislikes to watch TV” or is it juct not recomended to do. Thank you wery mach

Monday, March 11th 2013

    Grammatically, it’s forbidden, but in usage, it’s possible that you’ll hear speakers using an infinitive from time to time. However, it sounds really bad with the majority of the verbs.

    Example:
    “I feel like to jog today.” (this sounds really wrong to a native speaker)
    “I miss to play with my friends.” (this also sounds really wrong to a native speaker)

    Tuesday, March 12th 2013

      Hello Alex,
      I´d like to ask you about a verb what I found in the English ressource list – advice. It is commonly followed by a gerund. Recently I found in an entry of the OALD the following example: “Police are advising People to stay at home.” Would you be so kind to explain the use of the Infinitive in this case?
      By the way, many thanks for your helpful lessons!

      Thursday, May 30th 2013

Thanks Alex!, this lesson are very good to me.

Monday, March 11th 2013

I would like to thank you for more helpful lesson.Sir I have a question if you don’t mind. Which is the correct sentence out of three mentioned below? (1)I advised John to go to school.(2)I advised John going to school.(3)I advised going to school. Thank you.

Monday, March 11th 2013

    You can use the first and third sentence, but not the second unless you change it into a possessive gerund. Example: “I advised John’s going to school.”

    Tuesday, March 12th 2013

thanks very much about quiz Alex

Monday, March 11th 2013

Dear Alex.I’ve been watching your lessons for a long time.Probably i watched all your lessons.They way you speech is so clear to get it.But i wonder if you speak like you are in daily life and even if you speak like that will i able to undersant you again too ?
To make the long story short Could you make a just one video with your normal speech
Thank you :)

Monday, March 11th 2013

    I try to use my normal speaking voice as much as possible, especially in the advanced videos. Check some of those out if you’d like to hear it. :) “Less vs. Fewer” is a good one for that.

    Tuesday, March 12th 2013

I got 10/10. Thanx Alx

Monday, March 11th 2013

I like studying with you, ALEX

Monday, March 11th 2013

Dear Mr. Alex. Thank alot for your teaching. Could you please teach us about vocabulary in teaching preschooler ? I have children who were learning at British Internatinal School-Vietnam. I am Vietnamese. Sometime i meet teacher of my child and i do not understand vhat their techer say ( all teacher are England).Thank you so much.

Monday, March 11th 2013

Thank so much for your teaching. Could you please teach us the way to talk to teacher of our child about our child’s ability. I am Vietnamese, althought i am good at english reading but my listening and speaking are very bad. Sometime, i do not understand what native english teacher say. ( Our children are studying at British International School-Vietnam where all teacher are England).So, I enjoy learning your lesson everyday.

Monday, March 11th 2013

thanks , Alex

Monday, March 11th 2013

Thanks a lot Alex, but can you advise how to easier memorise this verbs (followed by geround).

Monday, March 11th 2013

Thank you very much Alex!

Monday, March 11th 2013

Thank you Mr.Alex

Tuesday, March 12th 2013

Allah blesses you ,Thanks a lot :)
The question is, where can I fine the resource section. I want to see that extended list you talked about !

Tuesday, March 12th 2013

    It’s a link at the top of the page. It’s also linked in the description to this video.

    Tuesday, March 12th 2013

Find *

Tuesday, March 12th 2013

Very important lesson

I enjoyed learning with you ^_^

Tuesday, March 12th 2013

Nice Lesson ! thanks Alex.

Tuesday, March 12th 2013

please contact on facebook, skype
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Tuesday, March 12th 2013

Thank you Alex.

Tuesday, March 12th 2013

very useful lesson. I enjoyed it. your pronunciation tells us that you are an immigrant to USA and it encourages us to listen your classes as it is easy to understand. thank you very much Alex, we expect more lessons from you.

Tuesday, March 12th 2013

    I’m actually in Canada. :)

    Tuesday, March 12th 2013

      :)

      Wednesday, June 5th 2013

I got 10/10 so thank you so much and keep your wonderful work :)

Tuesday, March 12th 2013

As usual, you are extremely useful!
Your list is exactly what I’m looking for

Tuesday, March 12th 2013

Good video, thanks so much Alex :-) !!!

Tuesday, March 12th 2013

thank you Mr. Alex , you really make things very simple .

Tuesday, March 12th 2013

I would like to know is there someone using wechat ??
it’s an application very popular in china , you can speak and write , very useful for language learners

Tuesday, March 12th 2013

Thank you Alex for this lesson! ALL your lessons are really helpful.
PLEASE if you can make a lesson on the differnce between the sounds /b/ and /p/ because most of Arabic speakes find that it is difficalt to pronounce these sound correctly.

Tuesday, March 12th 2013

alex i realy admired you

Tuesday, March 12th 2013

Thank you so much.

Tuesday, March 12th 2013

Hi, Alex

How about “it is nice to meet you or it is nice meeting you”?

Tuesday, March 12th 2013

Hi dear ALEX sir you’re great. thanks for your very good lesson and for giving very useful knowledge about English.
I have some questions, hope you’ll answer them.

MY QUESTIONS:-
1- HOW TO USE ‘ALL THE WAY’ IN ENGLISH?
2- WHAT DOES ‘HE CAME ALL THE WAY TO HERE’
MEAN?
THANKING YOU!

Tuesday, March 12th 2013

thanks for this useful lesson

Tuesday, March 12th 2013

thank u mr alex you are second to none.all your lessons are just perfect.your english doctor

Tuesday, March 12th 2013

mr ALEXmay allah increase in knowledge

Tuesday, March 12th 2013

i enjoyed watching this viddeo!hahaha!

Tuesday, March 12th 2013

i enjoyed watching this video!

Tuesday, March 12th 2013

Thanks Alax for this lesson.
Can you explain me the below sentence please?
“I advised John’s going to school.”
I want to know what type of sentence it is and what is the actual meaning of this sentence.I am so confused.
“Thanks in advance”

Tuesday, March 12th 2013

Thank you so much Alex

Tuesday, March 12th 2013

Very interesting your lesson about “VERBS FOLLOWED BY GERUNDS”. Thanks.

Tuesday, March 12th 2013

Thank you teacher Alex. I really like your lessons. It’s very useful. Lily Diaz from Brazil

Tuesday, March 12th 2013

Thanks Alex!

Tuesday, March 12th 2013

thanxxx Alex you are a very good teacher

Tuesday, March 12th 2013

Thank you my only mistake is ”reccomend”now I must remember that after reccomend I must write with +ing word.

Tuesday, March 12th 2013

Thank you I learn something new with you today.

Tuesday, March 12th 2013

Thanks for your lesson using verbs followed by gerunds.

Tuesday, March 12th 2013

It couldn’t be better!!! It’s fantastic!!!

Tuesday, March 12th 2013

Thanks Alex, I feel like winning the big prize that I have you to be my native speaker teacher.I gain a lot of knowledge from engvid.com. I have just found it .

Tuesday, March 12th 2013

good video, please continue with them

Tuesday, March 12th 2013

Actually, i watch each video several times to remember them. Can you help me to have a better way?

Tuesday, March 12th 2013

i get 8/10
thank you

Tuesday, March 12th 2013

nice! thanks for the lecture.

Wednesday, March 13th 2013

Congratulations everyone!
It is jubilee lesson – half a thousand passed.

Thank you, Alex!
Thank you, engvid!
Great job!

Wednesday, March 13th 2013

This very great to get 9 out of 10, realy thanks very much for the iformation which you are sharing with as

Wednesday, March 13th 2013

Dear, Alex i like your lesson and i love the way u give the lesson. by the way i got 9 out of 10 cos quiz # 8 confused me so can u explained to me ?
i wanna say thanks

Wednesday, March 13th 2013

    tgbest,
    Teacher, Alex lessons are amazing. Our teacher will come and give us more explanations. Before he comes, I want to tell you about what is in my mind concerned the verb ‘recommend’. ‘Recommend’ is to tell some body that she or he would be suitable for a particular action as a noun. ‘To-infinitive verb’ never follows it. Only gerund follows it. that’s what I think. I am also waiting for our teacher, Alex’s more explanations. I hope he’ll correct my mistakes.

    Wednesday, March 13th 2013

hi is there any one who want to speak with me in english i want to improve my speaking power this is my skype ID (muhammad.rahman555)

Wednesday, March 13th 2013

Wow………

There r 500 helpful videos till now by
” kind engvid “.

Congrats guys!

That’s really nice of u 2 share ur useful in4mation with us.

God bless all,
Warm regards;
:) fatiima!

Wednesday, March 13th 2013

Now I understood very well…Thank you Alex

Wednesday, March 13th 2013

Hello, Alex.

All verbs which can be followed by gerunds, can be followed by nouns (objects). Is it correct?

Wednesday, March 13th 2013

I am enjoying your lessons. I am bilingual Spanish / English so some times I miss pronounce words in the English language in general. So hearing you helps me a lot. Thank you Alex.

Wednesday, March 13th 2013

Hello Alex.
I would like to thank you. It is a very enjoyable way of teaching. And could you please explain and usage of via.
Best regards

Wednesday, March 13th 2013

Thanks

Wednesday, March 13th 2013

Dear Alex,
Your videos are all very nice. Keep up with your great job. You are my role model. How a non native english speaker can be so good in english as much as a native.
With you I can improve my english and I thank you for that

My best regards.
Paulo.

Wednesday, March 13th 2013

I look forward to seeing you. is this a correct sentence,if it is correct sentence why it is correct or wrong?.pls reply me—————————————————————————————– sirrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr plsssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

Wednesday, March 13th 2013

engvid completed their 500 lessons .I’d like to thank u from my heart , for giving such great lessons.you have all been serving us for a long time, it will be nice to see you ahead in the future working together to give the world a common language ,so that people can communicate with no hesitation.If there is mistake somewhere pls forgive me. God bless u all with great future

Wednesday, March 13th 2013

I enjoy watching EngVid vidoes. Alex, thanks so much! Great lesson!

Thursday, March 14th 2013

    videos

    Thursday, March 14th 2013

I enjoy watching Engvid videos. thank you very much it was a useful lesson

Thursday, March 14th 2013

it is good but it is hard to say it

Thursday, March 14th 2013

Thanks Alex !!!

Thursday, March 14th 2013

Alex,

in your answer to Valerye, you said to her that she could use the follow ways: “I recommend you using the gerund.” and “I recommend that you use the gerund”. I ask to you if i used “I recommend you to use the infinitive” too would be right.

Andre Luis/Saint Louis/Brazil.

Thursday, March 14th 2013

Hi Alex
Is there any reason why these verbs follow gerund?

Thursday, March 14th 2013

thanks alex ,I really enjoyed

Thursday, March 14th 2013

Thanks a lot, Alex! And Happy Birthday!

Friday, March 15th 2013

thank you Alex for your complete resource.

by the way, are there any verbs that are not followed by neither gerunds or infinitives?

crazy question???? sorry :D
thanks Alex

Friday, March 15th 2013

thanks alex the lesson was unique and informative

Saturday, March 16th 2013

Tks, Alex. I memorised this verbs, but I think, it’s necessary to study the detailed list of verbs.

Sunday, March 17th 2013

thanks alex

Monday, March 18th 2013

thanks alex for your information

Monday, March 18th 2013

This is my 1st lecture. I am your new student. Actually I am from vernacular medium. So I m facing some difficulty in college while giving presentation and at time of group discussion. But now I m very much confident that I also can talk fluent and perfect English. I got 80%. Thank u sir.

Monday, March 18th 2013

thanks m.r Alex

Monday, March 18th 2013

Hello Alex-nice to see you very often.
Since 2006 I am your student,in spite of fact I had been student in one in London’s College for thre a loong years.I am a immigrant,I emigrated from Poland (thanks Emma-your Lesson about it).Since 2006 I live and work in London-I ended up my education in London College with a Certificate of University Of Cambridge.I have say honestly Engvid helped and still hepls me well every day (thanks Adam-I know every day,everyday thaks to u)
Rebecka great teacher Ronne good sens of humor-I engoyed your lesson about cars-good compare betwen we-Canada they England.
Thank you

Wednesday, March 20th 2013

thank you for such practical lesson. i have heard sometimes people don’t use “to” after need and some time they used “to” after need. could you make a lesson on it when to use “to” after need and when not to use “to” after need.

Thursday, March 21st 2013

Thank you Alex. i got 100
will flow up your next

Thursday, March 21st 2013

Helo my teachers,
Helo Alex,
firstly, Thank you very much for this video and I’m really an amazing for join with you. In fact, I searched alot of time in many site in order to learn english skills but I did’nt find any place teach me except Engvid. Thanks ^_^

Thursday, March 21st 2013

Hello, I’m Dane Boedigheimer from Lichtenstein. I’m your student since yesterday. So, my quiz is 100%! I’m happy! Thanks a lot.

Friday, March 22nd 2013

Thank you Alex!!

Saturday, March 23rd 2013

Thank you!

Monday, March 25th 2013

Thank you. It’s very useful for me.

Wednesday, April 3rd 2013

Thank you alex .. But i’ve a Question hope you reply to me . what is the difference between these sentences ????
1- we are going to study
2- we will study
3- we will be studying .. and does last phrase correct ? waiting your reply

Saturday, April 6th 2013

wow, its very useful! thank u!

Monday, April 8th 2013

hi brother
you are great.
your lessons are helpful.
thank you

Monday, April 8th 2013

compete tis question tag please

Monday, April 8th 2013

This lesson is worth knowing. Many thanks, Alex.

Thursday, April 11th 2013

THANK YOU SO MUCH

Saturday, April 13th 2013

Thanks a lot, Alex

Thursday, April 25th 2013

I got 10 out of 10 :D
Thanks. Alex

Wednesday, May 8th 2013

ohhh Alex, thanks. We had need for these. I got 100 % .

Saturday, May 18th 2013

Hi Alex,

Thanks for your precious english help. This lesson is really awesome. Keep doing the best.

Tuesday, May 21st 2013

Hello Alex,
probably I put my comment in the wrong place,
therefore I´d like to repeat my question in this place:

Hello Alex,
I´d like to ask you about a verb what I found in the English ressource list – advice. It is commonly followed by a gerund. Recently I found in an entry of the OALD the following example: “Police are advising People to stay at home.” Would you be so kind to explain the use of the Infinitive in this case?
By the way, many thanks for your helpful lessons!

Saturday, June 1st 2013

I like your lessons Alex, thanks a lot !!

Thursday, June 6th 2013

Hi Alex,my name is Neelam..I wanted to ask you that what is the difference between will & would & when do we use them in sentences & what is the use of it.and last one what’s the difference between can & could & when do we use them..pls do show the video on it..
many thanx for helpfull lessons..:)

Monday, June 10th 2013

Thanks! Nice lesson

Friday, June 14th 2013

Thank you Alex for your useful explanations!!!

Friday, June 14th 2013

Hello Alex! This website is wonderful. I really appreciate your work. I would like to ask you a question. I have a problem with a word “stop” followed by gerund or infinitiv. My opinion is this (but I´m not completely certain): If I say: stop talking – it means “not talking anymore”. If I say: stop to talk – it means “meet someone, stop walking and talk to each other”. Is this correct? Thanks a lot. Pavel

Thursday, June 20th 2013

Hi Alex,
thanks

Friday, June 21st 2013

Hi Alex,
thanks

Friday, June 21st 2013

Dear Alex.
This lesson it is too useful. But is hard to memorize all the verbs. Can you give a Tip of how to memorize all of them?

Monday, June 24th 2013

Hi Alex

I read in english dictionary following sentence: I dread to think what would happen if he was left to cope on his own. Is it right? You said, that after dread we have to use -ing (thinking).

Friday, July 5th 2013

Hi alex!! What about “imagine”? Thanks in advance!

Saturday, July 6th 2013

Thanks Alex. I tried downloading the pdf of the lists of verbs without success even though I’m logged in. Are you having problems with downloading from your site?

Monday, July 8th 2013

Thanks Alex. I have learnt a lot with your examples and your explanations.

Wednesday, July 17th 2013

Thx u Alex !

Thursday, July 18th 2013

hank you Alex,Is the word “suggest” also fallowed by gerund?

Wednesday, July 24th 2013

thanks Alex for your valuable lesson…

Sunday, July 28th 2013

thanks

Sunday, August 18th 2013

Hi,Alex.
Thank you for your lessons.
I looked for examples to “Verbs followed by gerunds and infinitives” and found some exceptions relatively two first tables in your resource.
Hear they are (with references in brackets):
• Volunteers were advised to stay hydrated and watch out for snakes and spiders. Tourists are advised to ask for a certification and look for the stamp of.
(http://oald8.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/dictionary/%E2%80%A2%09advise+ )
• My boss wouldn’t allow me to change my schedule. I was allowed to come in. (http://oald8.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/dictionary/%E2%80%A2%09allow+)
• I must confess to knowing nothing about computers. Confessed to have been working for an cuban exile group in miami. (http://oald8.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/dictionary/confess)
• He can’t endure to be defeated. (http://oald8.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/dictionary/endure)
• She feared to tell him the truth. (http://oald8.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/dictionary/fear_2)
• Feigned to believe it. (http://sentence.yourdictionary.com/feign)
• Omit to tell us is that no one knows the real impact it will have. (http://sentence.yourdictionary.com/omit)
• Permit me to explain. (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/permit?s=t) He found a rope in his cell that was half as long enough to permit him to reach the ground safely. (http://www.reference.com/example-sentences/permit)
• We’d recommend you to book your flight early. (http://oald8.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/dictionary/recommend)
• The house was reported to be in excellent condition. She was reported by the hospital spokesman to be making excellent progress. (http://oald8.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/dictionary/%E2%80%A2%09report)
• Shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of god. ( http://sentence.yourdictionary.com/shun)
• I couldn’t chance coming out. (http://oald8.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/dictionary/chance_2)
• He came looking for me. (http://oald8.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/dictionary/come)
• Can you really get that old car going again? I got talking to her. (http://oald8.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/dictionary/%E2%80%A2%09get)
• This shirt needs washing. (http://oald8.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/dictionary/%E2%80%A2%09need)
Would you like to give some comment concerning these examples.
Thank you in advance.

Monday, August 19th 2013

Thanx Alex this lesson was very important

Wednesday, August 21st 2013

i have learned some new wodrs from the resoure list shun shirk and feign could you please tell me how to use the in sentence.

Thursday, August 22nd 2013

Thank you for information.

Thursday, August 22nd 2013

Thanks a lot… I was waiting for this lesson. I will have a look of the rest of the verbs though…I struggle with the gerunds. Thanks Alex

Wednesday, August 28th 2013

Thanks Alex,
I enjoy watching your lessons.

Tuesday, October 1st 2013

Thanks, Alex.
I like your lessons

Thursday, October 3rd 2013

Great job!! Thanks for that.

Friday, October 18th 2013

8/10 Good lesson! Thank you!

Sunday, October 20th 2013

Hello Alex. I know that always after the word “ABOUT” there is a gerund.
For example:
– She is talking ABOUT buyING a new car.
– Have you talked ABOUT sellING your house?

Is it correct?

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013

Thanks Alex .

Monday, October 28th 2013

thank you very much Alex

Monday, November 4th 2013

thank you sir :)

Thursday, November 7th 2013

THANK YOU..VERY HELPFUL :)

Thursday, November 7th 2013

This video is helping me a lot. Thank you Alex

Friday, November 22nd 2013

Thanks! But I gotta a small question for you may You response me ? you didn’t explain this one ” 8. Which verb is followed by a gerund?
attempt
agree
recommend
can’t afford ” I didn’t know how can I choose the correct one …. best luck :)

Friday, December 6th 2013

thx alex

Tuesday, December 10th 2013

many many thanks

Sunday, December 15th 2013

Thanks Alex.

Thursday, December 19th 2013

Thanks, I got 70%.

Tuesday, December 31st 2013

great!!!

Tuesday, January 28th 2014

My scores are 9/10

Thursday, March 27th 2014

Thanks for your explanation! It’s easy understand you!

Friday, April 25th 2014

i got 80% hahahah……..
i like this lesson and thank you Alex

Sunday, May 11th 2014

I <3 ENGVID! It is helping me a lot

Monday, May 26th 2014

In Vietnam, My teacher said me that: ” Hope always followed by gerunds :( ” Please help me :(

Sunday, July 20th 2014

Perfect Lesson.

Sunday, July 27th 2014

yes, I love the class

Wednesday, August 13th 2014

nice lesson perfect

Monday, September 8th 2014

yeah, i have got 100%, I must rempbere all this verb, thanks Alex

Wednesday, September 10th 2014

Hello, Alex. Thank you for your lesson, it was wery useful for me. Tell me, please, is it correct to write traveling, as you did in your lesson; or travelling? And one more question: useful to me or useful for me? if both are used is there any difference?

Friday, September 19th 2014

What about ‘I dread to think what happened’?

Saturday, September 27th 2014

Thanks so much, you are the best teacher, Alex.

Saturday, October 11th 2014

Thanks very much Alex .

Tuesday, October 14th 2014
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