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517 Comments on “English Grammar – Gerund or Infinitive? (‘I like swimming’ or ‘I like to swim’?)”


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emmm…. I didn’t understand the difference…. When may we use gerund and when infinitive?

Monday, September 19th 2011

    Hi.. You can use both. With the verbs: like, love, hate. You can say: I like swimming or I like to swim. I love dancing or I love to dance. Take care..!!7

    Tuesday, September 20th 2011

      Thanks!)))

      Tuesday, September 20th 2011

    I DIDN’T understand the difference i would like you to gime what’s the difference because as i know there are difference between them …………. but tks it was a easy way to understand what a gerund is :D

    Friday, August 31st 2012

    There is no any rule. you can use both
    I like to swim / I like swimming. both are correct .
    though there are some verbs that must be followed with gerund. as much as I know

    Thursday, April 11th 2013

    It doesn’t matter when you use which as long as you don’t use both of them in the same sentence.

    Friday, July 11th 2014

Thanks for your funny lecture.
I always wondered if there is any difference between these two expressions in meaning…
1-I like swimming
2-Ilike to swim

Monday, September 19th 2011

    Me too.

    Monday, September 19th 2011

    as i know,there is no diffirent meaning between them. it’s just 2 different ways.

    Wednesday, September 21st 2011

      Hello,
      I wondered when you said that there is not difference between I LIKE SWIMMING and I LIKE TO SWIM because I was told that you use GERUND when you are going to talk about ACTIVITIES. For example, I was told that you can not say I LIKE TO SWIM but I LIKE SWIMMING. I also wondered when you said that we can not use them at the same time. Thanks for your explanation, I do know that there is not difference.

      Wednesday, August 22nd 2012

    I’m not sure but I can touch the difference when I translate to my language.

    first one as if you say I like swimming as a skill.

    second one as if you say I like to swim as a normal.

    so in my language the differenct something like:

    The cat
    cat

    Sunday, September 25th 2011

    NO difference!

    Wednesday, September 28th 2011

      I love your videos. Thanks!

      Thursday, July 5th 2012

        please correct me teacher if I am wrong

        He likes to write essay or He likes writing essay.
        former is subject is not doing a work it is just a wish of subject and latter the subject is actually writing an essay .

        Saturday, August 17th 2013

      thanks

      Friday, April 4th 2014

Thanks for this useful lesson…
I want to know about”Gerunds, Passive Voice”

Monday, September 19th 2011

Thanks!!

Monday, September 19th 2011

I heard that there are some modal verbs which prefer gerund and these ones which prefer infinitives. Is it true? You didn’t mention about it. Anyway, thanks for the great lesson. Please correct me if I made a mistake.

Monday, September 19th 2011

very good lesson.

Monday, September 19th 2011

I am confuse of the correct pronunciation of gerund.One of the teacher says”gerund”. The other one says “djerund” but I see and learn more about the difference between gerund and infinitive that when you put them together, it sounds funny.
May I request more examples and the rules be printed out to understand them clearer. Thanks a lot. More Power! Great!

Monday, September 19th 2011

    I did not get any point in the sentence ” I am confuse of…….”. It should be ” I am confused ……”. I think so, excuse me if i misunderstood.

    Monday, September 26th 2011

      I am confused …is correct!

      Wednesday, September 28th 2011

        HI RONNIE I MA TIRAYING

        Saturday, October 8th 2011

        why are we use “ed” in “I am confusED”?

        Thursday, October 13th 2011

          When we put “ed” endings on words, it indicates how we feel! eg…bore = bored. excite = excited. amuse = amused.

          Thursday, October 13th 2011

          doesn’t it indicated “past tense” when we use ED at the end of the word(regular past tense)?

          Saturday, October 15th 2011

          Yes, Ed means past tense

          Friday, August 31st 2012

          I love you
          you are wonderful teacher.
          if you are single pls tell me.I can die for you.

          Friday, July 27th 2012

I am confuse of the correct pronunciation of gerund.One of the teacher says”gerund”. The other one says “djerund” but I see and learn more about the difference between gerund and infinitive that when you put them together, it sounds funny.
May I request more examples and the rules be printed out to understand them clearer. Thanks a lot. More Power! Great!

Monday, September 19th 2011

thakyou so much I appreciate your ways of teaching.

Monday, September 19th 2011

Thank you very much Ronnie. Your lesson has helped me a lot. Wishing you good luck in your job.

Monday, September 19th 2011

Very very very good and useful lesson.

Thanks a lot

satya
http://www.coolhindustan.net

Monday, September 19th 2011

Good class ! I understood this content.

Thanks so much

Monday, September 19th 2011

I don’t understand the difference between TO+VERB and -ING. I know that after of Hate, Love, Like, Mind, Miss, etc we put a verb or noun with -ING, but now, Ronnie say that I also can put TO after this verb. Excuse me my English, I just a student learning.

Monday, September 19th 2011

i really like ur all lesson & its also a good 1 thnx ronnie.

Monday, September 19th 2011

yoour way of teaching is very good i like it y the lesson es very understandable

Monday, September 19th 2011

Hi , Ronnie. I got enjoy from your Lesson.
Ronnie could you teach some english jokes?
I’m grateful.
Have a good day lol.
Take care, Ramil

Tuesday, September 20th 2011

Thanks so much.

Tuesday, September 20th 2011

Thaks a lot! It’s the first time that I understand the use of Gerund and Infinitive correctly.

Tuesday, September 20th 2011

Thank you so much…. You´re a great teacher…!!!

Tuesday, September 20th 2011

oh boy, oh boy; I think I get it, Ronnie, but what about using gerunds after prepositions such as: ‘before’, ‘after’, ‘without’, ‘in’ and so on. Would you please make another excellent lesson for us?.
By the way I was surfing the internet and found this sentence:

“I am used to drivING on the left.”

How do you explain that if according to what I’ve just learned from you, it goes against the grammar rules”

THanks a bunch in advance.

Oswaldo

Tuesday, September 20th 2011

    “be used to” has own rules after which you always use Gerund :

    Im from Poland so Im used to driving on the right side of the road :)

    Ronnie, you are a great teacher, I love your lessons:)

    Tuesday, September 20th 2011

    Yes, it that sentence, driving is different!

    Wednesday, September 28th 2011

Very impressive, thanks!

Tuesday, September 20th 2011

Your way of teaching is so good..THANKS:)

Tuesday, September 20th 2011

can you give us a class about indefiniti and definite articles

Tuesday, September 20th 2011

Hi Ronnie!
Thank you for a new portion of positive!

Actually we were always taught that there are difference, e.g. I stoped watching the bird (I don’t watch the bird anymore)/ I stoped to watch the bird (I don’t walk anymore – I watch the bird).
Or means you like to do it, to watch how other people do it, to read about it versus means you like the process you take part in.

Tuesday, September 20th 2011

    oops the second part collapsed. this is:
    Or “I like skiing” means you like to do it, to watch how other people do it, to read about it versus “I like to ski” means you like the process you take part in.

    Tuesday, September 20th 2011

      Lovely example, especially the second part. As regards “to stop”, the use of verb form is correctly explained, but it has no general relevance, as it works that way just for that verb.

      Wednesday, September 21st 2011

        Well, I must add something. Actually, the ‘-ing’ form in “I stopped watching the bird” is not a Gerund; it’s a Present Participle. That’s why it’s not relevant in this context.

        Wednesday, September 21st 2011

          aaah i see
          thanx )

          Friday, September 23rd 2011

    hi how are you ? i am from Azerbaijan )|) in Baku

    Thursday, November 17th 2011

Hi ronnie .i hope u r fine.you are such a great teacher .you really teach the students in easiest and simplest ways.i love watching your lessons ’cause i get to know many things from them.i also have a similar question oswcifre .i know we can say “i am looking forward to meeting him” will you just call it an exception or there is any specific explaination

Tuesday, September 20th 2011

    Great question! – “I am looking forward to meeting him” ,is an idiom – idioms never follow any grammar rule!

    Wednesday, September 28th 2011

Very good explanation. Thanks to Ronnie.

Tuesday, September 20th 2011

    mmm That was a good point!!!…thanks Ronnie.

    Sunday, October 2nd 2011

what’s the different between
“each” & “every” ??

Tuesday, September 20th 2011

    Each = one
    Every = all

    Wednesday, September 28th 2011

thank u very much i will study again to become much better

Tuesday, September 20th 2011

I appreciate your effort, lovely female teacher. 5 out of 5 great scored, I will waiting 4 your next lesson. so long n’ good bye.

Tuesday, September 20th 2011

thank u tahats very benift thank u very muchhh

Tuesday, September 20th 2011

thank u my dear l hope learn english good

Tuesday, September 20th 2011

Hi Ronnie.
I have a question.
Is correct to say: I hate to go shopping

Tuesday, September 20th 2011

    Or may be you just could say I don’t like make a purchase if you
    I think it’s surplus even if it’s correct.
    shoping=noun serarching for a purchase
    Or we may justy go to the shop. But if we are shoping we’ve already gone into a shop.
    Forget me for my mistakes if I done some.
    Have a nice day!

    Friday, September 23rd 2011

    Yes!

    Wednesday, September 28th 2011

I need your clothes, your boots, and your motorcycle.
sorry i forgot to say please.

Tuesday, September 20th 2011

Excellent one i always had a hard time with those two

Tuesday, September 20th 2011

Ohhh My God! This website is Perfect! Thanks Ronnie!

Tuesday, September 20th 2011

Hello!
This website is perfect!

Ronnie Thank you so much! You’re a GREAT Teacher!

Tuesday, September 20th 2011

wonderful lesson,,ronnie you are such a beautiful and clever lady,i hope somehow i will meet you personally..thank you very much for the knowledge.

Tuesday, September 20th 2011

Hi Ronnie,
Thanks for your video. Its very helpful.
Have a great time and see you next time!

Tuesday, September 20th 2011

thank you miss ronnie..

Tuesday, September 20th 2011

thank you miss Ronnie.it was helpful.

Wednesday, September 21st 2011

Thank you so much for a helpfull lesson.

Wednesday, September 21st 2011

thank you miss Ronnie

Wednesday, September 21st 2011

Fantastic work!

Wednesday, September 21st 2011

hi ronnie i don’t understand the sentece about your father. Can you explain me?
thanks a lot for your lesson

Wednesday, September 21st 2011

i like it and i wanna learn more again.

Wednesday, September 21st 2011

thanks allot

Wednesday, September 21st 2011

100%

Wednesday, September 21st 2011

The lesos was very clear¡ Thanks

Wednesday, September 21st 2011

we can see twist in your lesson RONNIE

Thursday, September 22nd 2011

You gave us a very clear explanation, I would keep it in my mind. Thank you so much.

Thursday, September 22nd 2011

Thank you my dear Ronnie :)

Thursday, September 22nd 2011

thank you so much,,,it is good lesson.

Thursday, September 22nd 2011

    Excuse me, could I help you? ………this is a good lesson.

    Friday, August 3rd 2012

This waw an easy lesson and an easy test too.
I love to watch your lessons, Ronnie.
I love watching your lessons Ronnie.
Thanks a bunch!

Thursday, September 22nd 2011

    Sorry!, was**

    Thursday, September 22nd 2011

Hi Ronnie. My question is not about this video but is an important one! When someone says I study at university, Should I ask “Which university” or “What university”?

Thank you.

Friday, September 23rd 2011

    You can say both!

    Wednesday, September 28th 2011

thank you for the clear explanation.

Friday, September 23rd 2011

nice

Friday, September 23rd 2011

hi thanks for the lessons can you help me i have problem with grammar tenses i am confused i don’t know when i should use it Especially ( perfect & continuous tenses )

Friday, September 23rd 2011

Hi Ronnie,

Thanks a lot for her English lessons, it’s really understanding …. want more from their viodeos …. thank you very much ….
m now a question of how to best learn English, and especially prononziation? …

again thank you so much …

Friday, September 23rd 2011

    The best way is to live/visit an English speaking country !

    Wednesday, September 28th 2011

Hi teacher :)
By the way…

I have a doubt. Nothing to do with this lesson…

In this phrase:

“Your enemy can kill you, you must kill them first.”

I was talking about just one person, but I did not have idea if that person was a man or a woman…Is correct if I use “them” in this case?

Forgive me for this phrase. I couldn’t think in another better by now.

Thanks… :)

Friday, September 23rd 2011

    Yes, you can use “them” to talk about a singular person!

    Wednesday, September 28th 2011

I know it. :) thanks thanks.. :)

Friday, September 23rd 2011

Ronnie, please, bring some light in my mind. I use English Grammar in Use (Cambridge Edition) to study English. The book for intermediate have some lessons about verbs followed by – ing, verbs followed by “to”, verbs followed by infinitive without “to” like must, let, can, may, could, will, would. This book (maybe to British, I don’t know!) says verbs like love, like, hate, don’t mind, enjoy, stop, finish, give up etc. are followed by – ing form. Verbs like decide, want, would like, would love, begin, agree, refuse etc. are followed ONLY by “to”. There is something wrong?! I really would understand (the book don’t mention it) the most verbs are followed by -ing form or by “to”. Do the verbs followed by -ing form are exceptions or the verbs followed by “to”. Thank you lovely!

Saturday, September 24th 2011

i have learn a lot from these site and i want to join with your org. im 18 years old and im from the philippines

Saturday, September 24th 2011

hi how are you / nice class

Saturday, September 24th 2011

Yes, u r a good teacher. Thank you.

Sunday, September 25th 2011

i like it ..

Sunday, September 25th 2011

very exicited!!!!! I love it

Sunday, September 25th 2011

5 out of 5, I think my aptitude is getting better and better in English, Does it Rani?

Sunday, September 25th 2011

    Yes! Great work!!!!!

    Wednesday, September 28th 2011

what a good lesson I just watched, keep these lessons coming, you’re all are good teachers

Sunday, September 25th 2011

    you’re all good teachers :)

    Sunday, September 25th 2011

Hi Ronnie, first of all thank you so much for your wonderful job. I have learned a lot since I watch your videos. When you get a chance would you please teach us when or how it needs to be used the words: off, out, on, up. I am a little confuse about the correct way to use these words. Thank you so much for your time and effort.

Sunday, September 25th 2011

    I will try to make a video for you!
    Thanks for watching!

    Wednesday, September 28th 2011

I cannot get into the quiz section in any of the lessons. Can you help me?
Thanks!

Monday, September 26th 2011

is there any difference in meaning//////¿¿can any one help me please

Monday, September 26th 2011

    NO ! You can use a gerund OR infinitive.

    Wednesday, September 28th 2011

I can only access your quizzes when I’m in Internet Explorer, but when I’m in Mozilla Firefox, nothing comes up when I click on “Quiz”. Is it my computer or is it how your website is set up?

Thanks for the lessons!
Johanna

Tuesday, September 27th 2011

    We hate Internet Explorer! We had some reports that old versions of Firefox had trouble with the quizzes. Please update to the current version. The site works best in a Webkit browser, though, such as Chrome, Safari, or Opera.

    Friday, October 7th 2011

Miss Ronnie your lesson is too good……..But plz help me in how I can make big sentence. when I write some lines there have made a mistake.

Zafar Soomro

Tuesday, September 27th 2011

    At first, try to make small, correct sentences! To make a larger sentence, you can take a topic and just add information about that topic into the sentence!
    Ex…I have a dog. My dog is cute. My dog is brown. He is funny. He likes dog cookies.
    ex…I have a cute, brown dog, He is funny and he likes dog cookies!

    Wednesday, October 5th 2011

great content this!! well, I would love to have more instances regarding this topic.. thanks.

Wednesday, September 28th 2011

thanks a lot

Wednesday, September 28th 2011

hi
my name is Zakary I’m a new student I want to learn the bacic english and don’t know how to bigen can you give me pices of advice
thank you Ronnie

Thursday, September 29th 2011

Thanks Ronnie. Lily from Brazil

Thursday, September 29th 2011

hi ronnie how are u,i hope u are ok;im saher from morcco ,i relly like your videos u are very good and friendly,irelly hope to help me becaus im going this month to get a marrige visa but my english not good that why i want to help me about elevaluation or test i don’t know what question give to me im so scred plz help me thanx anway becaus u are good teatcher

Thursday, September 29th 2011

    Sorry I have NO IDEA what questions they will ask you! However, if you don’t understand the questions just ask them to repeat the question or tell them you don’t understand the WAY they asked it!!! Don’t worry, don’t be shy/afraid to speak – just TRY and YOU CAN DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thursday, September 29th 2011

How to speak correct english

Thursday, September 29th 2011

Hi Ronnie.can i ask you to tell me after which verbs we can use gerund.

thank you for your help.

Friday, September 30th 2011

Thanks Ronnie

Friday, September 30th 2011

Hello Ronnie, Really need your help on this one: Why do we use “ing” ending for manufacturing processes like machining, tapping, assemblying….why can´t they be simple form verbs like tap, machine or assembly….PLEASE HELP…..THANKS A BUNCH

Friday, September 30th 2011

    You have to use -ing because if you didn’t, the words would be a noun! Eg..I am tapping (you are doing the action) NOT I am tape (that means you have become tape!)

    Saturday, October 1st 2011

Thank you, useful lesson.

Saturday, October 1st 2011

hi ronni how r u.i hope u r ok.i m first time vist this website.i like that. thank u so much….winner

Saturday, October 1st 2011

hey teacher Ronie i really love the way u discuss..its very very clear.

Saturday, October 1st 2011

nice ….see ya!

Sunday, October 2nd 2011

I love your videos. They are fantastic and I learn so much whit them. Give my regards from Chile.

Sunday, October 2nd 2011

thanks

Sunday, October 2nd 2011

Hullo,
The preposition of confirm is what plz?
Tnx in advance.

Monday, October 3rd 2011

    «There is no preposition of confirm! We can say ì will confirm your reservations. I have confirmed your payment…..etc!

    Monday, October 3rd 2011

Thanks madam Ronnie…

Monday, October 3rd 2011

Thanks a lot, teacher!

Monday, October 3rd 2011

heheh, Your lessons are so funny and interesting , I hope if all the teachers become like you in educational fields . I love watching ur lessons :P you are the best :)

Tuesday, October 4th 2011

teacher l can use to+ noun
example l go to school
who’s different.
please teacher as me and thanks a lot,teacher.

Tuesday, October 4th 2011

    Yes, you can say I go to school!

    Tuesday, October 4th 2011

Amazing! It was perfect! Thank you so much!

Tuesday, October 4th 2011

thank you teacher ronnie very good explanation..we need more please

Wednesday, October 5th 2011

Hi Ronnnie, I like your videos very much, and I was wondering if you could help me…..What’s the difference between these two sentences: “They are getting married” and “they are going to get married”?
Thanks in advance!
Regards!
una

Wednesday, October 5th 2011

    The meaning of the sentences are the same! When we say them, they mean the same thing -
    However, if you look at the grammar of them…….. “They are getting married” is in present continuous = NOW! This means they are getting married right now!
    “They are going to get married” is future!
    Like I said, when we speak, they mean the same thing!

    Wednesday, October 5th 2011

Oh!my God.

Wednesday, October 5th 2011

Thanks very much Ronnie, you’ve been very helpful! :)una

Thursday, October 6th 2011

Hi Ronnie, please i need you help. can you tell me the differents between “As and Like” thanks ;)

Thursday, October 6th 2011

hi my name is lia .i am from greece .your lessons are very usuful and every day i try to study them .i am exciting with them

Thursday, October 6th 2011

Well,why did your father use to say, “Ronnie do not split your infinitives!”

Thursday, October 6th 2011

    Because some people consider it grammatically wrong to split infinitives!

    Thursday, October 6th 2011

      Thank you Ronnie

      Saturday, October 15th 2011

        Thank you Sudha is me

        Saturday, October 15th 2011

please teach me the subject verb agreement please m very desperate.thanks for this wonderful class of gerunds and infinitives.

Thursday, October 6th 2011

    I will try to do a lesson on this for you – it is too much to explain in text!

    Thursday, October 6th 2011

hi
i got it but can you explain to us more about gerunds
thanks

Thursday, October 6th 2011

I like your lessons. Could you please explain the difference between the three conditionals? Thanks in advance.

Thursday, October 6th 2011

    Zero = for 100% true things (scientific)
    If I melt ice, it becomes water. (If + sub.+ base verb + noun phrase, sub.+ base verb + noun)
    First conditional= things that you are pretty sure will happen (99%-75% true)
    If I eat a hamburger, I will/may/must/should be full. ((If + sub.+ base verb + noun phrase, sub.+ MODAL + base verb + noun)

    Thursday, October 6th 2011

I like your teaching .

Thursday, October 6th 2011

Hi Im Iranian
would u tell me how can i compare my native hanguage with English.

Friday, October 7th 2011

    Sorry, I don’t know!

    Friday, October 7th 2011

Hello there Ronnie
I have a problem with some stuff like
”Wrap up
figure out
punk out
etc”

Sometimes when I use translate.google.com
I can’t find the proper meaning so how do we get the meanings?

Friday, October 7th 2011

    These are “phrasal verbs” = 2 verbs together that have a new meaning! Look up “phrasal verbs” and you should be able to find a chart or some resource to help you!

    Friday, October 7th 2011

hi
Can you help me of pronounciation errors made by student as the english Foreign language??

Friday, October 7th 2011

hello teacher please tell me the difference between for and since waiting for your answer see you good buy

Friday, October 7th 2011

    For is with a number eg…I’ve been waiting for 4 hours/42 seconds/9 years/ 8 days.
    Since we use with a date (day/month/year) or time. I’ve been waiting since yesterday/since 9am/since 2001/since Tuesday.

    Friday, October 7th 2011

hello teacher can we tell that songs can teach us pronunciation

Friday, October 7th 2011

Hello Ronnie.
It was very clear for me to understand and apply the correct aplicability to use the Gerund (ing) and the Infinitive. Excellent job and I love your canadian accent. Bye..

Saturday, October 8th 2011

Hi Ms.Ronnie,
I hope my message find u well.Madam
As you know the importance of learning all kinds of English aspects,would it be ok,if i ask u to tell me some of usuall complimentary cluse,and also some of up-to-date salutation,which are more respectful than the others to use.
“future promis even finer thing because friendship is always strongest of the tense.”
thanks in advance.

Saturday, October 8th 2011

    Yes! Ask me anything!

    Monday, October 10th 2011

Thanks, Ronnie, for your explanation on how to use gerund and infinitive. i learned a lot from these lessons and had a deeper understanding of the difference between the two. Thanks again!

Sunday, October 9th 2011

Hi teacher
Thank you for this leasone

Sunday, October 9th 2011

Hi, Ronnie, Below is the question i hope you don’t mind answering it for me.

Swimming is my hobby.
Is the noun ” swimming” considered as gerund?
Thanks in advance.

Sunday, October 9th 2011

Hi! Ronnie.
I Never Forget Gerunbds & Infinitives.
The way you teach me. Thank You.
By the way I got 5 out of 5.

Monday, October 10th 2011

You rock! thank you so much ronnie!!

Wednesday, October 12th 2011

hi rannie ,im rany, i want to learn punctuation marks so can you give me something that makes me master them ??????????

Wednesday, October 12th 2011

Way………I like it …thank you very much…that help me

Wednesday, October 12th 2011

Thanks…

Friday, October 14th 2011

Thakyou so much lesson.^^
i got a perfect understand.^^

Sunday, October 16th 2011

Thank you teacher .
keep it up .

Sunday, October 16th 2011

pls, explain me the difference between these phrases (me too/ so am I/ same to you)
and then how to use (live/ stay).

Monday, October 17th 2011

    Me too = I like pizza. If you agree with this, you can say “me too”!
    So am I = I am hungry. If you feel the same, you can say “So am I! (we only use “so AM I” with adjectives!
    Live is the place where your house is.
    Stay is the place where you are at the moment and is usually for a short time!

    Monday, October 17th 2011

      Thanks for your reply.
      Take it easy!

      Tuesday, October 18th 2011

Mam i learned a lot from you. Mam im confuse in Betty loves to ski and betty love to ski,i answered without the s and im mistake because i thought that it is singular,whats the rationale for that mam.Thank you mam :-)

Monday, October 17th 2011

    If it is he/she/it or a person’s name, you MUST put an “s” on the verb!

    Monday, October 17th 2011

thanks allot

Tuesday, October 18th 2011

what about the verb enjoy? i mean, i remembered that sometime i understood that after enjoy always i must use enjoy.

Wednesday, October 19th 2011

thanks a lot for your job ronnie plz i wannato help me in the verbs can you are doing video to explain them plz plz i’m engy from egypt thanks a lot you’re very good teacher and i love your lessons so much ty a lot

Saturday, October 22nd 2011

hi ronnie,
plz help me on dis.. whichever is correct
He admitted taking the money. OR
He admitted to talk about the money.
i dislike complaining
or, i dislike to complain
so i m confused.. somewhere i read some common verbs that can be followed by gerund but not by infinitives.. and also dere are some common verbs tht can be followed by infinitve bt not by gerund…
plz help me on dis…
and will like to thnk u for al d lesonns… :))))

Sunday, October 23rd 2011

    “He admitted taking the money” is correct.

    Here is a list of verbs that are usually followed by a verb in gerund form:
    admit, appreciate, avoid, carry on, consider, defer, delay, deny, detest, dislike, endure, enjoy, escape, excuse, face, feel like, finish, forgive, give up, can’t help, imagine, involve, leave off, mention, mind, miss, postpone, practice, put off, report, resent, risk, can’t stand, suggest, understand

    Some verbs can be followed by the gerund form or the infinitive form without a big change in meaning: begin, continue, hate, intend, like, love, prefer, propose, start.
    I like to play tennis. I like playing tennis. It started to rain. It started raining.

    Monday, October 24th 2011

Hello
can say
I like whatching tv
I like to listen music

I hate listning hip hop music

I love to play

Monday, October 24th 2011

soory

I wrong in words

Hello

How are you teacher

Can say

I like to watch tv

I love playieng

I hate listen to hip hop music

I like listening india music

I like whatching sad movies

thank you

Monday, October 24th 2011

    I love playieng = playing

    I hate to listen to hip hop music

    I like listening to Indian music

    I like watching sad movies

    Wednesday, October 26th 2011

Hi dear Ronnie, l appreciate your tired.plz help me about when we use(he,she)in animates.thanks

Tuesday, October 25th 2011

    I think you mean animals??????? Usually we call animals “it” or “they” because we don’t know what sex they are! Some people will tell you that their cat or dog is a boy or a girl, the you can call it a he or she!

    Wednesday, October 26th 2011

      With 2 others exceptions: the lion and the lioness! Because you can immediately see if it’s a male or a female! (the mane!). So we usually use “he” or “she” to speak about them… Is it correct?

      Friday, September 14th 2012

Thanks.

Tuesday, October 25th 2011

Dear teacher thanks for you very much teach English ,i am learning English from you web side ,very good learn for me again i say thank you so much…..

Tuesday, October 25th 2011

My name is edivaldo am Brazilian and am trying to learn a little of English and taste a lot of the videos of youtube am to refer to the videos of evgvid and do not have how to see all the videos or how to do this course wanted to know a little more. thanks

Thursday, October 27th 2011

    Welcome! Just go to engvid.com and then you can watch the videos! You can click on “teachers” and choose “Ronnie” and then watch all my videos, or whatever teachers you want!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thursday, October 27th 2011

Think you a lot Ronnie you’are a good teatcher i love your stil

Friday, October 28th 2011

Thanks Ronnie.I am very like your teach method.It is very attractive.
My English knowledge is poor.i am always trying to improve it.
I think,now it is easy because you are my teacher.your lessons are very effective for improve my spoken skills.
I don’t know how to thank you.

Saturday, October 29th 2011

thanks a lot

Saturday, October 29th 2011

Hi Miss Ronnie, THANK YOU VERY MUCH for this lesson ! I really enjoyed !
Best regards,
Javier.

Saturday, October 29th 2011

Hi Miss Ronnie, THANK YOU VERY MUCH for this lesson ! I really enjoyed !
Best regards,
Javier.

Saturday, October 29th 2011

which sentence is correct?
A: let’s go swimming.
B: let’s go swimming pool.
C: let’s go to swimming.
D: let’s go to swimming pool.

Sunday, October 30th 2011

    A

    Sunday, October 30th 2011

thank you,you have a novel method in teaching

Sunday, October 30th 2011

In my dictionary, I found that snowboard is just a noun. So I want to know if it is a verb as well. Thanks.

Monday, October 31st 2011

    Yes it is a verb too!

    Monday, October 31st 2011

Thanks!

Monday, October 31st 2011

Thank u so much 8)

Thursday, November 3rd 2011

Dear Ronnie,
I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your invaluable lesson. I’ve been attending your video lesson for one year and gained good insight since that time. when I come to my today’s question; there are certain verbs which are followed by infinitive with to and gerund as well like the verb”like” which can be he likes swimming and he likes to swim. But there are also other verbs that mainly followed by either infinitive or gerund. fore instance: avoid,stop, refuse, deny, admit, etc. so this rule and your video lecture above doesn’t contradict?
Thanks a lot!

Saturday, November 5th 2011

Thank you, Roonie;)

Saturday, November 5th 2011

hi Ronnie ..i like ur lesson very much …ur too good in English..

i watch ur english every day … i want to know that do you have any facebook account …if have please send me your email id … i want to keep in touch with you …

Sunday, November 6th 2011

hi, miss , is this American or British grammar coz i had already taught that i cant say “i like to swim” iif so what does it mean? and something else:what do we mean by saying”I’d like to swim”and “i like swimming.” Are they all the same in meaning?

Monday, November 7th 2011

    This grammar is American AND British. Whoever told you you cannot say “I like to swim” is wrong.
    I’d like to swim = I would like to swim. This means you want to swim!
    I like swimming/I like to swim= you like the activity of swimming!

    Monday, November 7th 2011

      can I say :”I’d like swimming” or i general: “I’d like + gerund”. A teacher told me It is was wrong and I must say: “I’d like to + verb”

      Thanks for your reply

      Tuesday, January 10th 2012

        Your teacher is correct.

        Tuesday, January 10th 2012

can i say i likeS to swim? i confused when to use the ‘s’

Monday, November 7th 2011

    NO I like to swim. Only use “S” with he/she/it!!!

    Tuesday, November 8th 2011

hello! please help me! i want knowing the meaning of “like that” and the difference between it and “like this” in speaking with examples.

Tuesday, November 8th 2011

    Like that refers to something far away from you that someone else is doing. Like this is something that is close and you can demonstrate yourself!

    Tuesday, November 8th 2011

Can i use “I was trying to cross the street?”

Tuesday, November 8th 2011

hiii, i like your video lecture. thanks a lot

Thursday, November 10th 2011

Hi! Mam… :) like your lecture it helped me a lot… actually its just superb.. love it and you :)best teacher i have ever had :) stay blessed and keep teaching us :)

Saturday, November 12th 2011

great job mam… well done :)

Saturday, November 12th 2011

i really appreciate your way of teaching. it’s impressive.
in the meanwhile i noticed something that gave me a headache. noun+ing never heard of that whatsoever.
what about proper nouns and Compound Nouns …?
gerund is a Verbal Noun that means we can create a noun out of a verb by adding ing and not a noun out a noun by adding ing
have you ever heard about animal becomes animaling

Saturday, November 12th 2011

incredible website … i appreciate it .. but i suggest adding mote videos about gerund .. best wishes …. :)

Monday, November 14th 2011

Hi Ronnie,

Is it possible to use “to be” with past participle. For example
1) I am done
2) It is completed
3) He is finished.

If the above mentioned examples are correct, they why the following sentences are in correct

1. He is gone
2. It is come

can you please clarify

thanks,
subu

Thursday, November 17th 2011

    Your sentences are correct!!!! great work!

    Saturday, November 19th 2011

      Thanks for the info. Which of the verbs don’t go with “to be”? (For example: He is gone). Otherwise, list of the verbs which cannot be used in passive voice. My understing is that “to be” + past participle is only used in passive voice. please clarify.

      Monday, November 21st 2011

why ….because *Baltar loves dancing*
**loves**

Friday, November 18th 2011

Hey, Ronnie! Could you explain plz the usage of infinitive and gerund. In my grammar book there is a rule that after the certain words such as ENJOY DENY, DISLIKE, EXPRESS, FANCY, AVOID, CONSIDER AND SO FORTH, the gerund is used. Is it a strict rule?

Sunday, November 20th 2011

    Yes, you have to follow that rule!

    Sunday, November 20th 2011

hi ronnie .
I wonder how have we to use gerund and infinitive in same sentence like with the verb ” to look forward “. for example :
I look forward to meeting my uncle next week
can I be sure of something

Monday, November 21st 2011

hi ronnie .
I wonder why do we have to use gerund and infinitive in same sentence with some verbs . like the verb ” to look forward “. for example :
I look forward to meeting my uncle next week
can I be sure of something

Monday, November 21st 2011

what is the difrence between the two folowing sentences:
built for the kill
built for killing

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011

    The first “built for the kill” is specific while the second “built for killing” is general.

    Saturday, January 5th 2013

hi miss Ronnie, why in Quiz number 4 and 5,the correct answered is “Baltar loves dancing and Baltar loves to dance but wrong if “Baltar love dancing and Baltar love to dance”?” i dont understand why behind the word “LOVE” need to+ “S”? Can u explain about that? Thank u so much^^

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011

    We need to use “S” on ALL verbs when we use he/she/it or a person’s name!

    Wednesday, November 23rd 2011

I guess you have not answer for my question
okay thank you

Thursday, November 24th 2011

Great class!!

Friday, November 25th 2011

i like to watch and listen to your lessons, teacher Ron! thanks i got perfect score. :) hehe

Saturday, November 26th 2011

hmmmm it is good lesson for meeeeeeeeeeeeeee. thanksss everybody.

Saturday, November 26th 2011

Geart job
Subject matter and presentation skill are appreciable but the the volume of the voice of the teacher needs to be increased a little bit.
Thanks.

Saturday, November 26th 2011

its really useful for daily conversation for those students want to support the native English

Sunday, November 27th 2011

mam can u please teach us precis writing some tym

Sunday, November 27th 2011

Hey Ronnie,
thanks a lot. It really helped me with my english. I hope I’ll also get a good grade for my english test tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 30th 2011

Hello my bessssssssst teacher Ronnie.First of all i hope you’re doing well.Thank you so much for this lesson,it’s quiet interesting ! Could you please brievely tell me some verbs that can’t accept gerunds,i mean there are some of them go just with gerunds and others with infitinves,and some accept both,is that correct??

Friday, December 2nd 2011

    Yes, there are! Just search on the internet for verb+ gerunds!!! You will find many lists to help you!

    Saturday, December 3rd 2011

      Thank you so much my bessssssssst teacher,all your advice are very helpful!
      Have nice day miss Ronnie!

      Sunday, December 4th 2011

Hi, Ronnie! I´m an English teacher from Argentina, South America. I find your lessons extremely useful for my classes!! There´s one v. pattern I´d like to add, object to DOING sth. Perhaps, you can prepare a lesson on exceptions to To+Infinitive rule, that´ll be great! Thanksss

Sunday, December 4th 2011

Gracias por su esfuerzo e inigualable carisma de explicar el ingles.

Monday, December 5th 2011

    Denada! Gracias por watching!~

    Monday, December 5th 2011

I can see that you like spanish, don’t you?

Spanish is a good language and English too.

Gracias por enseñarme como usar el gerundio.

Thank you for teaching me how to use gerund.

I hope you keep on teaching me a lot about English.

Tuesday, December 6th 2011

hi ronnie, i’m proud of you. you’re the best teacher. funny and energic.

Wednesday, December 7th 2011

She is a great teacher

Wednesday, December 7th 2011

Thank you :D
I’m clear now

Thursday, December 8th 2011

hi Ronnie
thanks for this lesson
i understand most lessons but i have also problems in communication.ithink that i must speak with native speakers to improve myself
do you mind giving me a useful website where i can speak with others and learn more.
thanks.

Sunday, December 11th 2011

Hello Ronnie, ThxQ for this lesson.

Sunday, December 18th 2011

i would like to know, for example i want to go to drive with you or i want to go driving with you! another one is after prepositions, you need to say gerud or infinitive?

Sunday, December 18th 2011

    I want to go driving with you! Is more natural sounding than I want to go to drive with you!

    Monday, December 19th 2011

Thank you very much Ronnie you are agreat teacher.

Sunday, December 18th 2011

Hi Ronnie! Thanks for the tip! I was really confused about “Gerund and infinitive”, but now after this amazing explanation I really got it!
“Merry Christmas”… =]

Monday, December 19th 2011

i like this lesson very much

Monday, December 19th 2011

miss RONNIE

could you help me please

Q4 and Q5 why put s with verb

Monday, December 19th 2011

HI RONNIE

i have two Q

Q4 and Q 5 why you put S with verb

Tuesday, December 20th 2011

thank you

Tuesday, December 20th 2011

You said that it´s impossible to use infinitive and gerund in one sentence. But what about sentences like “I like to go swimming”? Isn´t swimming a gerund here? Or does it have another name allthough it has the -ing at the end?
Thx in advance!

Thursday, December 22nd 2011

Thank you very much.ıt is very good lesson.

Thursday, December 29th 2011

Thx for the lesson. In my book they wrote that we have to use gerund with certain verbs, e.g., admit, avoid, discuss, dislike, enjoy, finish, miss and quit.
but with infinitive we use, agree, choose, decide, hope, learn, need, plan and want.

for both we can use, begin, hate, love, like, prefer.

Saturday, December 31st 2011

Thank you

Tuesday, January 3rd 2012

Think u mrs Ronnie and happy new year for u and for family and for all the people

Wednesday, January 4th 2012

thank u so much and it’s help me a lot :)

Friday, January 6th 2012

I lone you Ronnie your lesson was fantastic keep walking!

Saturday, January 7th 2012

hi teacher
we stopped to eat
we stopped eating i don’t understand
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, January 8th 2012

    We stopped to eat implies that you were doing something, then you took a break and ate something.
    We stopped eating = you finished eating.

    Monday, January 9th 2012

Thanks a lot. I couldn’t never understand that !!! but now its piece of cake

Sunday, January 8th 2012

help me :D we stopped eat
we stopped eating

Monday, January 9th 2012

Thanks very much. You really made it clear.

Thursday, January 12th 2012

Good morning My Teather .
I like your teacthing way .
I prefer watching your Les , than TV .
I like listening to your vidio , than music .
If they asking me to make choice , I chosing you than other Teacher .

Saturday, January 14th 2012

You can’t use both Gerund and infinitive in the same sentence? What about the sentence “I would like to be swimming right now”. Is that not a correct sentence grammatically?

Sunday, January 15th 2012

    Your sentence is correct. What I meant was you cannot use to+gerund in the same sentence. ex..I like to swimming.

    Sunday, January 15th 2012

Hi Ronnie

Ronnie. Just. Hi

Tuesday, January 17th 2012

hi teacher
I still can’t understand when should we use Gerund and when should we use Infinitive? And what is the different between “I like to play piano” and “I like playing piano” ? Its so confused for me :(

Sunday, January 22nd 2012

i would like to know when I use at, in and on in a sentence
can you help me please, I will have a exam
thanks for your help

Monday, January 23rd 2012

Choose the correct sentence:
Baltar (loves) to dance.
Baltar loves to dancing.
Baltar( love) to dance.
Baltar love to dancing
i see it diffrence beetween love and loves , can you explain why used loves?
the way you taught in th video makes me smarter ,thank my lovely friend.

Tuesday, January 24th 2012

I liked your explanation, thank you.

Wednesday, January 25th 2012

Ronnie Teacher
I’d like to ask you. I found some verbs in my english book that can use gerund form too:-
to be busy, come, go, sit, complete, escape, get through, go on, worth, to be no good, to be no use, keep, practice, would you mind, loathe, recall
Are they correct or not?
Thanks a lot my teacher.

Thursday, January 26th 2012

    Well, if it says they are correct in your English book – do you think they are????

    Thursday, January 26th 2012

I’d like you to confirm because it wasn’t written by native speaker.I bought it from bookstore and was printed in my country.
I believe you.

Friday, January 27th 2012

    I believe you means I think you are telling the truth!

    Sunday, January 29th 2012

Thanks for your lesson!

Friday, January 27th 2012

Hi Ronnie,
I’m a little confused. I’m learing English as a foreign language, of course and my teacher said ‘After love, like, enjoy, hate, etc you have to use -ing form and after would like/would love you have to use a infinitive form. There is no other choice’.
And you said ‘I like swimming’ and ‘I like to swim’ was correct.
What’s more, in my english book there is lots of boring explanation when you HAVE TO use -ing form and WHEN infinitive.
So can I always use both forms without difference in meaning?

By the way, thank you for all your lessons – you’re awesome!!! :)

Friday, January 27th 2012

    Yes — basically, “I like swimming” and “I like to swim” are the same!

    Sunday, January 29th 2012

the sentence ”how can stop running?” the world stop is followed by gerund , how many words that i need to know that needs to be followed by gerund as a rule.

Sunday, January 29th 2012

I like doing smth means I enjoy doing it. I like to do smth means It’s a good thing to do. So I would never say I like paying my bills promptly.Because I don’t enjoy it but I think it’s a good idea to do it promptly. But I like reading or I like to read there is almost no difference.

Friday, February 3rd 2012

What I didn’t understand is how we can form gerund from a noun??????? We can use -ing form only with verbs. So all words mentioned like shop,snowboard,etc. can be verbs as well.That’s why we can form gerund

Friday, February 3rd 2012

Salam
thanks

Monday, February 6th 2012

Thanks

Monday, February 6th 2012

Thanks!!!))))

Tuesday, February 7th 2012

Thanks again and again from Azerbaijan.

Sunday, February 12th 2012

Hi there, I think there’s no Teacher like you and I mean it. keep it up CHICKEN WISH U HAVE A VERY NICE DAY THNX again,

Wednesday, February 15th 2012

thanks

Thursday, February 16th 2012

can you pls tell me. how a participle or verb governs a noun or pronoun.

Ex: Hearing the noise, the boy woke up.

Tuesday, February 28th 2012

thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaax u

Tuesday, March 6th 2012

Hello, Ronnie!
Thank you for what you and other teachers are doing! It’s fascinating!
I have a little question to you. I’d be really grateful if you answered it. It concerns pronounciation. Is it OK when “t” sound sometimes turns into slight “d” sound. For instance, entity(pronounced as entidi), integrity (integridi), curiosity (kjuriosidi), etc. I’ve always wondered for what English-speaking countries such pronounciation is OK.
The thing is I try to adopt American English, but unfortunately have no idea of whether this “d”-trend is OK for them or not.
Thank you in advance. Looking forward to more videos=)

Saturday, March 10th 2012

    Yes, most North Americans say “t” like a “d”. I have no idea why!

    Wednesday, March 14th 2012

Thanks Ronnie. I appreciate your help

Monday, March 12th 2012

Thanks ronnie you are a very good teacher , but i got some doubs about this lesson , i think it must be some verbs to use ing endin and some verbs to use “to”

Thursday, March 15th 2012

hi ronnie,
thank u so much for the lesson. you are my favorite teacher :)
by the way I want to ask you about the sentence “taking a knife to exports and regniting inflasion at a time”
what’s the meaning of “taking a knife” ?

Saturday, March 17th 2012

    Taking a knife = cutting.

    Sunday, March 18th 2012

Hi Ms. Ronnie, how are you today? I have a question about this sentence, I don’t know if I am right or wrong. It goes like this. The doctor suggested eating more vegetables and fruits. Can I say the doctor suggested to eat more vegetables and fruits? I am confused!!! I’m looking forward for your reply. Thank you.

Wednesday, March 21st 2012

    Yes, both sentences are correct!

    Wednesday, March 21st 2012

      here is mentioned above that “suggest” is followed by a gerund. Then the second sentance seems to be incorrect.

      Friday, May 17th 2013

Thanks Ronnie. I got answer from my English teacher last night and he said the answer should be “The doctor suggested eating more vegetables” and not “to eat more vegetables.” I don’t know why. Seems like to eat more vegetables sounds correct too.

Friday, March 23rd 2012

    that’s what I just said

    Friday, May 17th 2013

Hi Ms. Ronnie, would you do a video about participles. Present and Past Participles. Comparing to Gerund and infinitive. Just want them to know the differences of each of them. Thank you.I will look forward to your video about this. Thanks once again. Is my grammar correct? Please do correct this if you may. Please to hear from u soon.

Friday, March 23rd 2012

*pleased*

Friday, March 23rd 2012

Hello Ronnie! Could you explain what the difference betweenm NO and NOT? How to use them? I’m quite confused right now.

Thanks a miliion, Ronnie. I’m looking forward from your reply.

With Regards,
FONG
Thanks a lot

Saturday, March 24th 2012

thanks………………………………………;

Sunday, March 25th 2012

i’ve watched many of your lessons in youtube…they’re really helpful.
could you please explain about the use of ‘if’ + will/would/should/might+++++
if i’m not mistaken, the way to use shows different levels of certainty…(well, am i correct?) i’m still confused on how to use the correct ‘if + would..or something’ that corresponds to the situation.
Thanx in advance.

Wednesday, March 28th 2012

    Just search the site for “Modals” – there are about 5 lessons on them for you!

    Wednesday, March 28th 2012

i#ve got an question, too.
Today I got my class test back and my teacher said, that this sentence would be wrong:

“Shall we go out tonight or do you prefer staying at home?”

she said that I have to write “to stay” instead of “staying”. is that really wrong?

Wednesday, March 28th 2012

    Ask your teacher why it is wrong.
    After prefer you can use either a gerund or infinitive! However, there many be another reason why it is wrong – ask her!

    Wednesday, March 28th 2012

thanks for your quick answer. ;)

Friday, March 30th 2012

Hi Ronnie,

I’m very haapy with ypur teach. Thanks a lot.

Friday, March 30th 2012

Hi Ronnie,
so, I am not the only bizarre woman who hates shopping?!

Sunday, April 1st 2012

Ronnie, I like your video lessons very much, it really helps me to improve my English, you’re the best teacher)

Monday, April 2nd 2012

Ronnie hi again.

I like your grammar lessons they’re very shinning and clearing. thanks for be a good teacher.
I’m cuban, my English isn’t perfect but I hope that you get the message.
I would like to be in touch with you in order to learn and weight my knowledge.
thanks for your time

Tuesday, April 10th 2012

are there any infinitives in an other tense?like the past tense?is yes please explain.

Tuesday, April 17th 2012

    I have went to the shop.
    I have gone shopping.
    You must use this rule in all tenses!

    Wednesday, April 18th 2012

thank you

Saturday, April 21st 2012

I enjoy watchin’ your videos mrs,thank u for all.

Saturday, April 21st 2012

ありがとう、先生。

Saturday, April 21st 2012

    Your welcome student.

    Sunday, April 22nd 2012

Sorry, but I have a doubt recognizing when a word is a gerund or an adjective/present partciple, for example:
-A frying pan
-A flying insect
I would really like to knwo more about that.
thanks.

Wednesday, April 25th 2012

    Both words frying and flying are adjectives. Adjectives come before a noun.

    Thursday, April 26th 2012

I was reading the comments of the other people and (I don’t know if I undertood this correctly) you explained that we can use whatever we want (gerund or infinitive) in a sentence and there’s no difference between them. Am I right?

Tuesday, May 1st 2012

    Yes.

    Tuesday, May 1st 2012

hey Ronnie could you please clarify that why we use loves instead of love in Q.4 and Q.5 of the Quiz???
Answer Awaited !!!!

Saturday, May 5th 2012

    For he/she/it or a person’s name, you ALWAYS need to use an “s” on a verb in the simple present tense. Ex. I like pizza. He likes pizza. My mom likes pizza.

    Sunday, May 6th 2012

Hi Pleas write to me. How i write tis sentences.I like watch tive/Or so I like watch to tv?
I like play to football/or I like play football/
My sister doest like to eat porridge/or My sister doest like eat poridge.
My friend like to plant tree/
Pls write to me this sentencis correct variant.

Sunday, May 6th 2012

    I wait u ansver.Pls help to me

    Sunday, May 6th 2012

    YOu must put to + verb. I like to watch tv.

    Sunday, May 6th 2012

      thank thank
      thank

      Sunday, May 6th 2012

when I can use (to).and When I cant use (to)I cant understand this

Sunday, May 6th 2012

(i went swimming) can be past tense ?

Tuesday, May 8th 2012

    Yes, you are correct.

    Tuesday, May 8th 2012

      Hi Ronnie pls say to me.how i use this sentences?
      Do you mind … the window?
      may i use here (opening) or (to open)?
      is this jerund sentence?

      Tuesday, May 15th 2012

        Opening. Yes this is a gerund! When we use “Do you mind……”, you MUST use a gerund!

        Thursday, May 17th 2012

          tahnk Ronnie

          Sunday, May 20th 2012

i am from pakistan .i found your lessons clear like crystal.thanks

Friday, May 11th 2012

Hi Ronnie,
what about the following sentences:
“I’m looking forward to seeing you”
“I’m addicted to making love”
” I’m used to going to parties”
I know they are correct but why is there to+verb+ing?? It there a logical explanation about it??

Monday, May 14th 2012

    Used to is an entirely separate grammar point! We use it to talk about past habits!
    The other expressions are just exceptions to the grammar rules! This is why English is SO HARD to learn!!!!

    Monday, May 14th 2012

i got perfect score!!!yehey… it really helps me a lot…

Monday, May 14th 2012

heey
is it true we use infinitive in a sentence with long complement and gerund without complement? thank you

Thursday, May 17th 2012

    I don’t really understand your question. Could you please give me an example!

    Thursday, May 17th 2012

is correct to say… i like to go swimming??? or i hate to go shopping??? thanks

Sunday, May 20th 2012

hi: Thanks for your lesson and for your quiz, i humbly say that scored 5 to 5, by the way. byeeee

Wednesday, May 30th 2012

Thanks, I enjoyed taking test

Thursday, May 31st 2012

I like it, thank you ! Moscow

Sunday, June 3rd 2012

THANKS Mr Ronnie you made the lesson very easier to me you are best teacher

Monday, June 4th 2012

After this lesson, I learned the difference between the infinitive and the gerund, but Ronnie, are there any exceptions?

Tuesday, June 5th 2012

Thank you Ronnie ! I really enjoyed your lesson.

Tuesday, June 5th 2012

i love lecture but when i tested in the quiz i took 2 worng

Wednesday, June 6th 2012

so i am so thankful ,because i have learned a lot on your website but i have been thinking about HOW TO THINK IN ENGLISH because many english teachers say ,if you really want to speak english you need to think in english, i hope you can help me and i also want to know about the SUBJUNTIVE MODE please…btw you are excelent teachers

Thursday, June 7th 2012

hello ronnie. i hope u will be fine. i have a question for u.my question is that when we use “might” nd what is the meaning of “fumming” and “boulavard”??? i hope u will ans me soon tc bye!

Friday, June 8th 2012

    Might is a modal verb, it means the same as may. They mean you are 60% sure of something. Ex…. I might go to the mall today.
    The other words look up in a dictionary.

    Tuesday, June 12th 2012

how can identify a gerunds or infinitive because there are a group of verbs you can only use as infinitives and others one as gerunds …please help me

Sunday, June 10th 2012

    You just have to memorize the verbs.

    Tuesday, June 12th 2012

I think it would be great if you could show some rules of verbs in which the difference between gerund and infinitive exist. For example, the verb “to stop”. It’s not the same to say “I stop dancing” and “I stop to dance”. In this case the difference is clear. Would you make a video about it? Thanks, your videos are great!

Monday, June 11th 2012

Thnx Ronnie

Wednesday, June 13th 2012

I usually go swimming with my best friend.

Is swimming a gerund?

Wednesday, June 13th 2012

Hello, Ii would like to know if “swimming” is considered a gerund or a verb in the following sentence, and why?
I usually go swimming with my best friend and his rather unusual girlfriend.
Thank you kindly.

Thursday, June 14th 2012

I found the sentence: “I look forward to meeting you.”
http://www.engvid.com/english-resource/50-common-grammar-mistakes-in-english/
The 9-th example. Can you, please, explain that? “Metting” is not gerund here?

Thursday, June 14th 2012

    Some words we must use as a gerund and not infinitive.

    Monday, June 18th 2012

helooo ronnie thanx for answering me i have a request would u pls make a lesson on parts of speech ???? :)

Saturday, June 16th 2012

Hi Ronnie,thanks for your lesson but the problems is that what case I should use gerund and when I use infinitive. Hope you will teach us further lessons to make clear about it. Regards

Monday, June 18th 2012

Great lesson In my opinion I think this is a lesson for beginners not for advanced level.

Tuesday, June 19th 2012

I’d like to know when I use the infinite verb and gerund

Friday, June 22nd 2012

Hello!! You´re a fantastic teacher!! Thank you so much for your explanation! I have a sentence:

We could to swim five years ago.
Is it correct to write:
We could go swimming five years ago?

Tuesday, July 17th 2012

No estoy de acuerdo.

Thursday, July 19th 2012

thaks a lot!

Tuesday, July 24th 2012

Thanks a lot!I could get it.
I like swimming, but I’d not like to swim now.

Tuesday, July 31st 2012

There is specific verbs or noun we use for gerund or infinitive like ‘appreciate’ we can use I appreciate to help me. ?

Thursday, August 2nd 2012

There is specific verbs or noun used with each one can we say ‘ appreciate to help ‘

Thursday, August 2nd 2012

thanks a lot

Tuesday, August 7th 2012

you are very good to explan

Tuesday, August 7th 2012

you are an excellent English teacher ! I love the way your teach . It is so interesting lesson for me!

Monday, August 13th 2012

Thank you very much.

Sunday, August 26th 2012

thanx it was really nice

Thursday, August 30th 2012

Hi Adorable Ronnie, I would like you to explain why people often use this in letter writing? (I am looking forward to hearing from you) I want to know if the infinitive with the gerund is correct.

Friday, August 31st 2012

Hi guys, I would like to explain other important things about Gerund and Infinitive.
We can use Gerund in verbs after prepositions and when the verb is the first word in the sentence.
Ex.: ‘Smoking’ is bad for you!
John is good ‘at playing’ the guitar.

For Infinitive, when the verb is followed by some adjective we use the verb in infinitive or when we use “Modal Verbs” we put the verb in infinitive too and to finish, when we explain for someone “why we do something” we use the infinitive.

Ex.: I came to Dublin to buy something!
I would like to go to the moon!

Bye guys!!!

Wednesday, September 5th 2012

Eni, you can’t use gerund and infinitive together.

bye!

Wednesday, September 5th 2012

It’s absolutely clear about the verb forms with “love” and “hate”. But how to learn what to choose Gerund or Infinitive with the rest verbs? Should we just learn the verb patterns by heart or is there an easy rule?

Thursday, September 6th 2012

Ronnie must be one of those cool teacher I wish I had when I was still in school. Love your sarcastic (in a good way) method of teaching.

Tuesday, September 11th 2012

thank you! Now I know how to explain to my students!

Saturday, September 15th 2012

hello
thank you very much. i have a question you say we have to use ( to+base verb) but ski and snowboard are not verb how do you say : i like to ski or i like to snowboard
best regards

Sunday, September 16th 2012

    You can say I like to ski/snowboard
    or I like skiing or snowboarding!

    Tuesday, September 18th 2012

very good lesson, i didn’t know that information. thanks teacher.

Sunday, September 16th 2012

Now I have not any doubts when I should to use a gerund or an infinitive.Thanks a lot Ronni.

Monday, September 17th 2012

Hi Ronnie! Your lessons rock!!

However, in this lesson, I think that we should make a difference between like/love/hate and other verbs, such as spend or decide which are followed by gerund and to infinitive. One of my students watched this lesson and got confused, he thought that all the verbs can be used in the way we can use like/love/hate, but it is not like that!! Be careful!

Thursday, September 20th 2012

Well, there are no differents with ‘Gerund’ and ‘Infinitive’?
But i have a problem, in my homework, the sentence is ‘I volunteered________(sell) things myself…’, I put ‘selling’ on. Surprisingly it was incorrect, the answer is ‘to sell’.
So whats wrong with it? Or because the word infront of the line? Or this is only fit for ‘love’,’like’, etc?

Wednesday, September 26th 2012

Thank you for video , you make me funny in your class . Teacher if me have a problem can I ask you ?

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012

I KNOW THAT THERE ARE SOME VERBS THAT CAN BE USED ONLY WITH THE -ING FORM OR WITH THE INFINITIVE. SOME OTHERS CAN BE USED WITH BOTH. WHICH ONES ARE THEY AND WHY IS THIS?

Thursday, October 4th 2012

Ms Rooney,
Thank you for this video but I’ve learned “like” differently as a verb. My teacher taught me that if something is your hobby or a general thing that you like and a verb you should use gerund but if it’s more specific you should use infinitive. For example, I like swimming, according to my teacher i like doing it all the time, but if I like doing it only when i am on vacation she said you should say I like to swim when i am on vacation. This is what my teacher taught me. But you say I can use both. I am really confused. Could you help me out?
Ps: Sorry for my terrible english, hope you’ll understand :(

Friday, October 12th 2012

    You can use both!

    Sunday, October 14th 2012

Thank you very much for your lesson . It is very use ful. I have got 5…

Thursday, November 1st 2012

I believe that the comment made at the beginning of the video that one cannot use both a gerund and an infinitive is not correct. It is possible. For example: I promised to stop smoking., She doesn’t want to risk driving in the rain. Correct me if I am wrong.

Thursday, November 8th 2012

Thank you very much.ıt is very good lesson

Sunday, November 11th 2012

Thank you so much

Sunday, November 18th 2012

i can say i like to dance or i like dancing

Friday, November 23rd 2012

Geruds, like infinitives, function as nouns, not verbs. Just beacause these words take an -ing ending, they don’t have to be verbs in the continuous form. That’s why you can put them at the beginning of the sentence, where they work as the subject. If you don’t see the verb Be in front of a word with an -ing ending, it’s probably a noun (a gerund).

Friday, November 23rd 2012

Thanks I have got 100 or my Tess

Monday, November 26th 2012

Hi Ronnie
I watched your video it was great and clear thaks a million.
I am confused about gerund when I use verb+prepositions,verb+adjetives or verbs follow ing without to ”I enjoy cooking.The problems are I need record all the verbs without to and follow ing! do you have a secrety for this?
I looking forward to gett”ing” your answer.

Wednesday, November 28th 2012

I got 5 correct out of 5 :) Thanks :*

Friday, December 7th 2012

:)

Friday, December 7th 2012

There is an exception in goodbye phrase: I’m looking forward to hearing from you.

Sunday, December 16th 2012

This is really good, thank you Ms Ronnie! I love studing.

Thursday, December 20th 2012

Nice and very interesting teaching rooni……………

Friday, January 11th 2013

i have got a lession i my english book for this thinks and it is a exercise who sayes comlete the sentences with ing or infinitiv
did he agree____you?(help)
i dont like _____ in touch with peile.(keep)

Monday, January 14th 2013

Thank you for a clear and brief explanation.

Sunday, January 20th 2013

Hi! I see a lot of questions I would like to share what I know about gerunds and infinitives. I’ve read in a grammar book that the difference between two sentences such as “I like to swim.” and “I like swimming.” is that when you use gerund you talk about a general class of activity. The reader does not know whether you like to watch swimming or doing the action, that is to actually swimming. In”I like to swim.” the reader clearly understands that you like doing this activity.

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013

Thank you Ronnie, you are awesome

Thursday, January 24th 2013

Thanks for your explanation but I have a questions.When we have to use gerund and when we have to use infinitive????

Thursday, January 24th 2013

Hi Ronnie:)
I want to know what difference between I like to swim and I like swimming?

Saturday, January 26th 2013

hi teacher thank a alot .. i saw your videos and i learned a lot of gremmartical rules …but i dont know how to use these words are chosen, taken etc and enlighten- enlightenment … develop – development also…. plz teach me … i am waiting for you …. thanks a lot..

Tuesday, January 29th 2013

Dear ronnies
I would like to ask you is it different meaning between gerun and verb infinitive.
Example: I like swimming and I like to swim.
Best wish,

Sunday, February 3rd 2013

ronnie now i am confused between your two lessons…one is this and another one is the latest FUTURE VS PRESENT CONTINUOUS…..becos in this lesson we are using gerund and infinitives together…its difficult to understand….if possible pls help me…why and how it is so ??

Monday, February 4th 2013

I’ve seen some videos and it’s helping a lot. thanks and congrats!

Monday, February 4th 2013

Hi, If I can say I like swimming I can say I want studying now?

Friday, February 8th 2013

Hello Ronnie.
I have a question on this tutorial about gerunds and infinitives. Particularly on this sentence, is it good and allowed in English language at all – “I like to go swimming”. Gerunds and Infinitives are the hardest to understand for me..
Thank you in advance.

Saturday, February 9th 2013

I’ve never took English lessons from a native speaker in my life since the day that I found this site. Thank you so much for these lessons, they are very helpful and you are such an amazing person :)

Sunday, February 10th 2013

Hello Ronnie.
Tell me please if it posible to use infinitive after “How about”.
Is it correct to say “How about to go to the cinema?”

Thursday, February 14th 2013

I like your teaching, because you speak slowly and make me easy to understand what you were explaining. :)

Saturday, February 16th 2013

Hi ronnie. I’m studying intensive english. well, I have a question about other rules, mm can you tell me when to use would rather or would prefer and embedder wh-questions?
Thank you!
P.D. I like your videoes :)

Sunday, February 17th 2013

Thanks Ronnie for the lesson,but I have a feeling that the statement “there is no difference,you can use either of them” isn’t that true. For example, the phrase “I love swimming” have two meanings for me,it’s either the speaker loves to swim or he just likes that sport activity as general,like watching a TV translation of swimming sport. While “I like to swim” has only one meaning. Am not I right?

Wednesday, February 20th 2013

I do not understand the difference between gerund and to + v

Friday, February 22nd 2013

Thank you so much…. You´re a great teacher

Monday, February 25th 2013

What do we need after ‘instead of’? Sometimes I have seen a gerund, sometimes an infinitive.

Wednesday, February 27th 2013

Ronnie,
Thank you very much for the lesson. My question is whether it is possible to use articles before a gerund.

Saturday, March 2nd 2013

Thanks alot

Tuesday, March 19th 2013

you are an excellent teacher so Ilove you very much

Wednesday, March 20th 2013

thank you, but fot this sentance
I don’t mind working, can I say I don’t mind to work?

Friday, March 22nd 2013

Hi Ronnie,

I was told there are certain rules I should follow. Can I use an infinitive when I want to talk about considering something? Am I supposed to say “I am considering to move” or “I am considering moving”? I think the first sentence is incorrect.
Thanks a lot.
Jirka

Sunday, March 31st 2013

it’s not change in meaning

Monday, April 1st 2013

Do you say there is no difference : I stopped smoking or I stop to smoke???

Wednesday, April 17th 2013

Hey! YOU + ARE = you’re a good teacher. Thanks for your humor :) It makes watching fun. Can you please explain this to me: He is going swimming.
Is ‘swimming’ a verb or a gerund in this case?
thanks,
English confuses me sometimes!

Thursday, April 18th 2013

thank you Ronnie, you’re the best english teacher.
Give you the english lessons in private ?
I m french and I love english

PATRICIA

Tuesday, April 23rd 2013

Hello ronnie How are you! So I am Mohcine I have a question I am so so confused! Could we add S ending gerund verbs for example lyings meanings …. we can make them plural or it depends…. Please answer me and Thank you so much I am always watching your vedios.

Thursday, May 16th 2013

Hello Ronnie.Thank you for the courses. It’s very interesting. Please let me know if it’s possible to take lessons with you. I’m going to go to Toronto on june 01. best regards

Sunday, May 26th 2013

Thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaanks so much ^^ you helped me

Saturday, June 1st 2013

thanks a lot sir

Monday, June 3rd 2013

Hi. Could I say: I LIKE TO GO SWIMMING?

Saturday, June 22nd 2013

hi… you did say in your video that we can’t use them both together in a sentence… what if i’d say ” i like to swim but i don’t like swimming “. please enlighten us more about when and where to use the gerund and infinitive in a sentence…

Monday, July 8th 2013

Thanks, Ronnie! Can I say, “Since it was raining, I didn’t go out”.

Wednesday, July 10th 2013

Teacher. Is ther no difference?
She stopped to smoke.
She stopped smoking.
I have learned that it is different for a long time.
And “Do you mind opening the documents for the presentation?”
“Do you mind to open the documents for the presentation?”
I think a second sentence is wrong.
Is it correct?

Sunday, July 21st 2013

hi Ronnie,
thank you very much indeed for your lessons, thay are so good for me.
but i am confused with this lesson, you said” that snowboard is anoun” but you wrote i like to snowboard i think we can say : i like to go snowboard,
which one is correct?

Saturday, July 27th 2013

my teacher taught me that when we use “love like hate etc” we always have to use gerund. But I believe YOU because you’re a native speaker so thank you so much!!

Sunday, August 4th 2013

thank you so much for these lessons,I’m greatful. But teacher what about this sentence : I try to avoid argving?

Monday, August 5th 2013

I’d have a big problem learning gerunds because in my native language would be wrong start a sentence with it. Thank you for the explanation.

Wednesday, August 7th 2013

Thanks Ronnie I adore learning on EngVid, and do my best to practise the quizzes.

Wednesday, August 7th 2013

Hi Ronnie i have seen Alex teaching gerunds and infinitives it was great lesson but now you have made things easier for me .kind of examples you give while teaching is just amazing ,do you really prep for that or it just come out naturally.

Thursday, August 22nd 2013

I wanna ask, is it true? “The nature has started damaging.” and what the differences with? “the nature has damaged” I mean the meaning both of them.
Thank ronnie, you’re awesome:)

Thursday, August 22nd 2013

Thank you Ronnie very much. when I am listening your lessons I am getting it very well

Friday, August 23rd 2013

Hi Ronnie, I love your videos, I want to know the difference between IF and WHETHER. Thank youuuuu!!!

Wednesday, August 28th 2013

Hi Ronnie, thank you very much for your lesson. I understand that both forms (using gerunds with ing or using infinitives after verbs that express like or dislike are both correct and both mean exactly the same thing. So we can say that I LIKE GOING TO THE BEACH = I LIKE TO GO TO THE BEACH. Both are correct and mean exactly the same thing. However, if we use the verb ENJOY, can we still use both gerund or infintive? I am sure that I ENJOY PLAYING THE PIANO is correct. But, can I also say I ENJOY TO PLAY THE PIANO? Would that be correct too? Thank you in advance for your explantion, time and cooperation. Love and kisses from Spain.

Tuesday, September 24th 2013

I think with such entertaining qualities You will shown up in a TV show soon. You are a GREAT ENTERTAINER! And a GREAT TEACHER as well. And a wonderful girl. If I were an alien from outer space I said “Three thumbs up!” (Don’t misunderstand the third thumb… hmmm):D Thank You, Ronnie!

Sunday, September 29th 2013

“I’d say…” sorry… :D

Sunday, September 29th 2013

Thanks, you always help me a lot!

Saturday, October 5th 2013

thanks a lot

Sunday, October 13th 2013

Thank you so much.

Friday, October 18th 2013

I have 100 points…OMG….

Friday, October 18th 2013

hello! Thanks 4 the video it was very useful Ronnie. Hey! could you make another video about english slang please…
Thanks in advanced

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013

hello teacher How are you .Teacher I want to improve my English because my English is so weak and i really thank full to u for the teach English

Tuesday, October 29th 2013

Hello teacher If you create a new video for the usually rotten means like a job and usually rotten

Tuesday, October 29th 2013

hi
I need to explain about verb+ing = description
and difference between verb+ing = noun

Monday, December 2nd 2013

Hello everyone
I am from Brazil.
Dear teacher Ronnie
You are the best. Your classes are incredible.

Sunday, December 15th 2013

They admitted to committing the crime.
Is this sentence incorrect? (to + gerund)

Friday, January 10th 2014

I’m deeply grateful!Thanks,yours lessons always very useful and interesting)

Thursday, January 23rd 2014

Hi this Noor saeed From Afghanistan i am a new student of Your website I watched your vedioes very useful and interesting!

Wednesday, January 29th 2014

hello
which of the following is correct?
- I love to play.
-I like to play.

Friday, February 7th 2014

    the both are correct

    Saturday, February 8th 2014

hi Roonie, first of all I want to thank you because you make english being so easy by your way in teaching. But I’ve one trouble here.
I’ve ever seen a sentence on a formal letter writen like this “I look forward to hearing from you.” Based on your replay to @abbas comment, you said that it’s an idiom, but in Emmas’s video titled “Writing Letter: Formal vs Informal” she taught that you cann’t use idiom in writing formal letter.
It is confused me, please explain this more clearly to me.

Saturday, February 8th 2014

excellent explanation

Tuesday, March 11th 2014

thanks ronnie, you really help me learn in english

Monday, March 24th 2014

Thanks Ronnie, now i understand. ^__^

Saturday, April 5th 2014

Hi Ronnie, I love your classes, I have learned so much. But I have a doubt, I have gone to english class and there are a teacher who taught us that there are differences between gerunds and infinitives, he say: gerunds is for used when actions are real, concrete or completed, and infinitives is for used when actions are unreal, abstract, or future.

So when I listened to you, when you say that there aren´t differences, I´m too confused. I hope that you resolve my doubt. Thanks

Saturday, April 5th 2014

This video has really helped me. Thank you teacher. You are awesome.

Kisses from Brazil.

Sunday, April 6th 2014

Thank you Ronnie your lessons are always amazing and you are the best!!!

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014

THANKS RONNIE I GOT 100 PER CENT ON THIS LESSON MY ENGLIH IS IMPROVING KEEP UP YOUR GOOD WORK.

Sunday, May 11th 2014

Hi Ronnie,
Thanks for the lesson.
What about the following sentences ” Looking forward to receiving your reply”, is it correct or wrong.
Kind Regards

Saturday, May 17th 2014

Thanks Ronnie, see you next time.. I have a lot of fun watching your video’s and its really help improving my grammar…

Monday, May 19th 2014

what’s the difference between when and while…on and onto…..please explain to me….please…thanks a lot ronnie.

Saturday, May 31st 2014

Thanks Ronnie I liked it! Can I say the sentence-I liked making new friends at school. is it wrong? ing?

Wednesday, June 4th 2014

Hey Ronnie,
I’m looking forward to hearing you!

Friday, June 6th 2014

But we always say:
I want to …
I promise to …
I decide to …
and
I enjoy +ing
I practice + ing
etc.

Friday, June 6th 2014

100% Thank you

Thursday, June 12th 2014

Thaks ronnie when I listen carrefully yor lesson my test are exac
tly 100% because do you teach in rome? I think we need a teacher like you….:)ahahah

Friday, June 13th 2014

Perfect video. Thanks

Monday, June 16th 2014

Thanks Ronnie you’re the best teacher I have ever seen
finally I got it… (“,) thank you Ronnie from the bottom of my heart ♥♥♥

Monday, June 16th 2014

Ronnie! but is neccesary to know which verbs are follow by gerunds or infinitives?

Saturday, June 28th 2014

RONNIE
thank you so much

Monday, July 7th 2014

Where i can check my result of my excer..

Friday, July 18th 2014

I love ronni..you are a wonderful teacher.
Thanks.

Sunday, July 20th 2014

The lesson could have more examples from when we use only gerunds.

Monday, July 28th 2014

The lesson was good.

Monday, July 28th 2014

I love to learn with Ronnie. Is it correct?

Saturday, August 9th 2014

Sure I got 100 %, Ronnie Thanks.

Thursday, August 14th 2014

thank you Ronnie! I love learning English!

Friday, August 15th 2014
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