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205 COMMENTS

thanks very much Alex .

odai3188

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

luanle

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

Valeriy

    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.”

    Alex

      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

      muhammadrehman

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

it’s very confused for me…

rumiq

ups I made mistake:

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

rumiq

    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

    martin

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

    Alex

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

Алексей Окунев

    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)

    Alex

      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!

      tanito

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

crayong

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.

hemkumar

    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.”

    Alex

thanks very much about quiz Alex

mohammed11

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 :)

oguz

    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.

    Alex

I got 10/10. Thanx Alx

engvivid85

I like studying with you, ALEX

pu2py

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.

xuanthu

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.

xuanthu

thanks , Alex

loyd

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

vkhalyapin

Thank you very much Alex!

lightblue68b

Thank you Mr.Alex

xuanthu

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 !

Rozanna

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

    Alex

Find *

Rozanna

Very important lesson

I enjoyed learning with you ^_^

Jalal

Nice Lesson ! thanks Alex.

Daksh Malik

please contact on facebook, skype
dakshmalik12345 @ gmail.com

Daksh Malik

Thank you Alex.

meliha

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.

amuden, india.

    I’m actually in Canada. :)

    Alex

      :)

      insen

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

imansour

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

andreaabbouda

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

koilatino

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

libyano

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

erasil

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.

ibrahim1986

alex i realy admired you

nigussie

Thank you so much.

pmkusa

Hi, Alex

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

Tomas

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!

Suraj rai

thanks for this useful lesson

abdul kadhim

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

mohammed alhassan

mr ALEXmay allah increase in knowledge

mohammed alhassan

i enjoyed watching this viddeo!hahaha!

Robson

i enjoyed watching this video!

Robson

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”

Amarsohal

Thank you so much Alex

Angel

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

RAC

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

Eliete

Thanks Alex!

brala

thanxxx Alex you are a very good teacher

salwa

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

arpine1997arpine

Thank you I learn something new with you today.

claudia

Thanks for your lesson using verbs followed by gerunds.

pichet

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

Silva

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 .

bunga2556

good video, please continue with them

Leal

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

pichet

i get 8/10
thank you

muhannad808

nice! thanks for the lecture.

mcsoo1

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

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

dim

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

Hatim Fadl

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

tgbest

    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.

    dolaypapa22

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)

muhammadrehman

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!

fatiima8

Now I understood very well…Thank you Alex

cgavino

Hello, Alex.

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

Daniyar

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.

lillymel53

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

mongolhuu

Thanks

Noor

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.

PAULO

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

rajpal90

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

rajpal90

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

yankhonskiy

    videos

    yankhonskiy

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

alikizilaslan

it is good but it is hard to say it

aron

Thanks Alex !!!

marceldouglas

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.

Andre

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

Naz

thanks alex ,I really enjoyed

salman

Thanks a lot, Alex! And Happy Birthday!

nagora

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

Dado

thanks alex the lesson was unique and informative

kumarsanikant7

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

sarasampa

thanks alex

asooome84

thanks alex for your information

arjundoma

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.

sanskriti

thanks m.r Alex

toya70

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

wojtek45

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.

syednomanshah22

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

vicky01

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 ^_^

a7med5480

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

daneboe12

Thank you Alex!!

ivankenzo

Thank you!

aigyuzel

Thank you. It’s very useful for me.

sevfriend

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

maram2488

wow, its very useful! thank u!

tatysha

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

talaat1972

compete tis question tag please

talaat1972

This lesson is worth knowing. Many thanks, Alex.

zzznnneeebbb

THANK YOU SO MUCH

aboyara

Thanks a lot, Alex

paolotosh

I got 10 out of 10 :D
Thanks. Alex

mashimaro

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

alpido24

Hi Alex,

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

locdy

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!

tanito

I like your lessons Alex, thanks a lot !!

melany

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..:)

neelambak123

Thanks! Nice lesson

sgmmm

Thank you Alex for your useful explanations!!!

juanra

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

adrienmonk

Hi Alex,
thanks

artimiz007

Hi Alex,
thanks

artimiz007

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?

julio31

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).

artur72

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

irenecr91

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?

danid100

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

wiltoncleiton

Thx u Alex !

hucore2g

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

arpjan

thanks Alex for your valuable lesson…

shaan33

thanks

yahia rawan

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.

GeorgeDad

Thanx Alex this lesson was very important

airtel872

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.

airtel872

Thank you for information.

chetgoodguy

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

aleireland

Thanks Alex,
I enjoy watching your lessons.

jmohedano

Thanks, Alex.
I like your lessons

Janeyyi0810

Great job!! Thanks for that.

brian j

8/10 Good lesson! Thank you!

viacheslavkr

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?

RocioN

Thanks Alex .

zofie

thank you very much Alex

adam114

thank you sir :)

fireflies

THANK YOU..VERY HELPFUL :)

DURHA

This video is helping me a lot. Thank you Alex

mycutiepie

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 :)

Serwan

thx alex

biila

many many thanks

M Sahadat

Thanks Alex.

jabby

Thanks, I got 70%.

Abdul Qayum

great!!!

bamecita

My scores are 9/10

Deangel

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

zizi

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

satish98nada

I <3 ENGVID! It is helping me a lot

PaolaArandano

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

vibinhvn

Perfect Lesson.

adriano.malaquias@gmail.com

yes, I love the class

Pinecati

nice lesson perfect

felton

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

moezbesbes

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?

NatyskaVIN

What about ‘I dread to think what happened’?

LIzbella

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

VietNam1984

Thanks very much Alex .

Galina502

Dear Alex,

I am learning so much English, after I began to watch your videos lessons. they are making out my knowledge in that language! thank you so much to give us some important tips like those!

cleyton

Best choice 10. Thanks

henry2014

Tks. Alex. : )

Cláudia Catão

It helped me..thank you

soheil.sepahyar

very good lesson.thank a lot

oleste cemelus

Outstanding lesson Alex. Thanks!!

Adriano Celin

Thank you.

Nadir

not easy …

carlos 2138

Thank you techers!

WellingtonJoab

thank u alex for your helpful lesson..but is there any way when we should use gerund or whn infinitive after verb..?

akash111

hello from Turkey:) You are awesome !!!

Servet34

Hi Alex, Thank you for your lesson! Very good!!!
I have one doubt, when I was doing one test the question was: The hard disk can _____ up to 25 gigabytes of data.
a) stores
b) storage
c) store
d) storing

The correct is “d”. I don’t understand why needs to be gerund?

atoledo

    Ah the beginning of the video,Alex says “the gerund is actually a noun”

    Sondae

thank you very much you are best teacher.

Van Bach

I heard these verbs are about feelings or an opinion, What do you think?

efmagana

thanks very much Alex .

SUKRUT JAIDEE

What’s more common verb for native speakers to use: “to dread” or “to hate”?

Leonam

easy lesson
i got 100 percent

k.abed

Thank you. I have got 10 from 10 again.
I very often understand your lessons, but I cannot speak yet. Please. make more lessons how to learn speak.

Lana

I got 100 % thanku

VIshnu1993

thanks Alex

Ganisto2

i have only 1 mistake.First point is 90 second is 100.At the first i forgot to login in :D

meo.1907

Watching your video, I have a doubt about the verbs which are following by a gerund.
All the verbs you listed in the video are relative to feelings and abstract verbs. Is this a good way to select the verbs which are followed by a gerund?

Thanks for helping me!

omarcamacho

10 out of 10 !! great lesson , great quiz,great teacher!!

words can not describe you alex :)

arous25

I love verbs. Thid was a very helpful lesson,
professor Alex. Thank you!

Sonia1234

Thanks for the lesson. It’s very useful especially in the case of “recommend” you have a point. Now I’m strongly confident that I won’t forget your recommendation.

Comandante86

thanks for the lesson. i always forgot how to use ……….

jianhuan

It is teachfull lesson…Could you give additional quiz questions ? Thank you very much again

ttolga

Thanks!

shihai182

I like it!

Marsius

Alex, thx for your job!

Marsius

thank you

ataala

hi Alex, thank you for this video, on the minute 3:12 with dread example, you said,”they’re going to gym regularly but they’re hating it.” is it possible for me to say ,”they’re going to gym regularly but they hate it.”? when are we allowed to use “hate” in continuous form? thank you

Stevanus1314

Awesome, thanks alex

Sumsenaa

Thank you very much Mr. Alex.

Alex-1956

hi Alex, I have a question, the verb admit can take a perfect infinitive as he admitted to have involved in wrongdoing

pankaj95

and another one, can gerund replace with present infinitive

pankaj95

present continuous infinitive

pankaj95

like she admitted making a mistake
to
she admitted to be making a mistake

pankaj95

Thank you very much Alex.

Hasan Soledad
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