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What is the function of the -ing word in the following sentences?

"I'm not sure what I'm supposed to be feeling. So much has happened in the last few days."

What is the function of the -ing word in the following sentence?

"Asking your friends for help should be a natural thing, not something to be ashamed of."

What is the function of the word "enjoying" in the following sentence?

"Alex couldn't help feeling a little guilty for enjoying his summer vacation while his friends were stuck in summer school."

What is the function of the -ing word in the following sentence?

"It's crucial that you maintain your focus at all times while driving your motorbike."

What is the function of the -ing word in the following sentence?

"Feeling somewhat overwhelmed by all the attention he was receiving, the young star decided to take a break and go back to his hotel room."

What is the function of the -ing word in the following sentence?

"Having submitted his report, Kyle was immediately assigned a new project to work on."

What is the function of the -ing word in the following sentences?

"Wanting to succeed is not enough. You actually need to put some effort into it."

What is the function of the -ing word in the following sentence?

"Do you mind my asking you a personal question?"

What is the function of the -ing word in the following sentence?

"Bob and his friends left the bar shouting at the top of their lungs."


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65 Comments on “Improve Your Grammar: 4 ways to use -ING words in English”


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I got a Very poor marks 33% 😑😞 . But i wanted to say ;adam your effort is so remarkable. You have chosen a highly important topic for us. I really needed that. Thanks for teaching! ☺

Wednesday, April 19th 2017

You got 2 correct out of 9.
:(

Wednesday, April 19th 2017

Thank you for your lesson, Adam. I have a question about using gerund and participle form as an adjective. “Wish you a blessed day” and “Wish you a blessing day”, which way is correct? I’m looking for your reply. Have fun!

Wednesday, April 19th 2017

I totally agree with Anne. Adam’s lessons are very advanced and we need to recall all his related previous lessons while watching one of them to understand completely because he has integrated them by linking information.

Wednesday, April 19th 2017

3 &4 so difecalt for me

Wednesday, April 19th 2017

Hi Adam,
I didn’t see it coming 😀 Since joining the Engvid, I had never scored such a low point (3 out of 9)😔 Obviously, this is a little bit technical. Thank God you promise a separate lesson for participle verbs.

Wednesday, April 19th 2017

Still waiting for “embedded clauses” lesson in connection with Adverb Clauses lesson that was offered a while a go.

Thanks a lot for your efforts.

Wednesday, April 19th 2017

6/9 poor.
I can’t detect even adjective and adverb in my native language

Wednesday, April 19th 2017

    Same result, same native language, same problem =))

    Thursday, April 20th 2017

It’s my worse mark since I began to learn on this site. Fortunatly, I understood the meaning of the phrases. I will really need to see this lesson again. Thanks Adam.

Wednesday, April 19th 2017

I got only 4 out of 9, which is one of my worst ever…
This lesson was so difficult that I couldn’t get good score. But I know we need to do something challenging to improve not only English but anything! No pain, no gain. Thank you.

Wednesday, April 19th 2017

Just can’t get it into my head! 3 out of 9, I’m going to cry for an hour! And as punishment I’ll start watching all the ‘beginning’ grammar again. It’s not you, Adam. I think it is my age and the fact that I’m a blonde (with too much grey nowadays)

Wednesday, April 19th 2017

    I’m sorry. But I enjoyed reading your comment!! It’s my turn now. Praying!!

    Thursday, April 20th 2017

Hi Adam, today the lesson was hard; my calification was two of nine (Very bad)
Thanks

Wednesday, April 19th 2017

Short term participles are difficult :'(

Wednesday, April 19th 2017

Hello Adam, thanks for sharing your valuable knowledge with us:
Can the example number 7 written as both:
A: (adjective clause) “The young star, who was feeling somewhat overwhelmed by all the attention he was receiving, decided to take a break and go back to his hotel room.”

B: (Adverb clause) “Because the young star was feeling somewhat overwhelmed by all the attention he was receiving, he decided to take a break and go back to his hotel room.”

Wednesday, April 19th 2017

Really hard!

Wednesday, April 19th 2017

i should admit , this lesson is difficult and confusing .I’ve got 2 out 9 !! what a shame heheh
anyway, thanks a lot Mr.Adam for your helping with us .

Wednesday, April 19th 2017

Hi Adam,

Would you mind me asking about the 8th sentence?
Why is there a “my asking” and not a “me asking”?
I thought it was like a complex object with that kind of verbs after which we put -ing form. For example, I see him entering the room.Or am I mixing something here?

Wednesday, April 19th 2017

it’s so confused lesson, I can’t answer the questions, can you please mr\Adam repeat this lesson using an easier way.

Wednesday, April 19th 2017

2/9 :( Sad…

Wednesday, April 19th 2017

Thank you very much Adam. Interesting (and difficult) lesson.

Wednesday, April 19th 2017

Hi, Adam!
Thank you for lesson, you always work with very difficult themes.
I would like to ask you a questions.

What is the function of the “have” word in the following sentence?
“I have done many exercises.”

Can we separate “Having submitted” оr perfect gerund is unseparable?

Wednesday, April 19th 2017

    In that sentence Have is an Auxiliary verb and together with the Past Participle of GO, forms The Present Perfect of the verb “To Go”. Ciao

    Thursday, April 20th 2017

      Thank you!
      My question wasn’t correct))) In the example “Having submitted his report, …” “Having submitted” is participle 1 (not perfect gerund) and its function in the sentence is adverbial modifier.

      Thursday, April 20th 2017

how to use going to be sir plz

Wednesday, April 19th 2017

how to use -going to be —

Wednesday, April 19th 2017

Only 4 correct. I thought I was much better.

Wednesday, April 19th 2017

That’s embarrassing. I got only 4 out of 9. The worst result I’ve ever had… But the lesson was great, as always.

Wednesday, April 19th 2017

Really difficult…….frustrating….~

Wednesday, April 19th 2017

Hi Adam,
You know, you took only 8 minutes and 26 seconds to teach us, but conversely, for me, I have to review this lesson and practice it, again and again, many times.
Honestly, This is a first time I learn about the functions of “ing” words. It’s quite complicated to understand.
Up to now, After learning this lesson and doing the quiz carefully many times, I really understood now. So, wanting to get more and make sure not to be confusing as well because of the “ing” words I should continue learning more many many times their functioning’s words.
Many thanks for this great, difficult, helpful and interesting lesson.
One more time, I’d like to say You made my day, Adam. :)

Wednesday, April 19th 2017

thank you very much

Wednesday, April 19th 2017

Once, I’ve heard we can only use gerund in a phrase if we don’t use infinitive in the same. And when we have 2 verbs together side by side we use gerund in the second one. Is it right?

Wednesday, April 19th 2017

I’ve got 33% :( My worst result for all time on this site.

Wednesday, April 19th 2017

4/9 :(

Wednesday, April 19th 2017

It’s fascinating. I hadn’t been sure in anything before I passed the quiz. However, I hit the jackpot! Thank you for your effort and commitment, Adam.

Wednesday, April 19th 2017

Having done the test, I decided to do it over.
Watching Adam’s lessons is a piece of cake.
Explaining grammar rules, Adam was perfect.I’m going to do it in the morning.
Did I cover all the ~ing cases?
Thank you.

Wednesday, April 19th 2017

thanks Adam for this lesson but it was hard lesson

Wednesday, April 19th 2017

This concept is not clear enough to build sentences with it because you can change the order of the words in the sentence without finding out their meaning, furthermore, it’s relative or subjective to understand the keyword, as more I am thinking about its meaning as more I am doubting about it. In fact, you can express an idea that maybe confused depending on what you are thinking about, you want to tell a story that we can misunderstand if there aren’t very clear rules on it, and I think this is the case of very complex rules to follow, but anyway we have to afford with these types of sentences sometimes and we have to be ready to understand them. Thanks a lot, teacher Adam, this lesson has been a word-twister more than a tongue-twister.

Wednesday, April 19th 2017

    Doing the questionary twice I was failed only in the noun (gerund) sentences 3 and 7 because I thought in “his good, gladness and joy summer vacation” in 3 (adjective) and in “As you haven’t wanted enough to succeed,…” in 7 (adverb), then its meaning is relative. It generates many doubts and confusion, it depends on what you want to explain.

    Wednesday, April 19th 2017

Hi Adam. I’m sad. The quiz was all Greek to me. I got only 44. I’ll make a review on this topic. Thanks!

Wednesday, April 19th 2017

Hi Adam.I’m very bad on grammar😵😳 tell me what am do of that thinks? Help me please.😢😢😢😢

Wednesday, April 19th 2017

Hello Adam , hello everybody .
Definitely difficult !

Thursday, April 20th 2017

Adam,
Is it quite English to say “Alex couldn’t help feeling a little guilty for he was enjoying his summer vacation while his friends were stuck in summer school” ?
Thanks

Thursday, April 20th 2017

Very useful topic for reading.But I even can’t recall all this stuff on my own language , so I’m gone to read .

Thursday, April 20th 2017

Very useful but difficult. Thanks Adam.

Thursday, April 20th 2017

5 out of 9.
Adjectives and Adverbs are much harder to identify than Verbs and Nouns

Thursday, April 20th 2017

Unfortunately, I got 4 of 9. I think we need to understand Adverb how it comes in a sentence, elaborating what???

Thursday, April 20th 2017

OMG! I got only 44 :).Shame on me. It is the worst marks I ever got since I joined EngVid.What an awful lesson it was.To be honest there was nothing in my mind even after watching the video thrice.Such a difficult topic,that’s why I always detest clauses.I think I won’t ever be able to learn it with my this small brain.But it’s a relief that today almost everyone is mourning here, I thought I am the only thick headed.Teacher please do something.The lesson was really Greek to all of us.

Thursday, April 20th 2017

    Hi!
    After long.

    Friday, April 21st 2017

I think the problem is we can’t see difference between adverb participle and adjective participle. They are very similar, Adam help us, pleaase :D

Thursday, April 20th 2017

Waouh!!! I got 8 out of 9. That’s quite cool. Tkx Adam for such a critical and confusing topic.

Thursday, April 20th 2017

Sir
In the question no. 6
Having submitted is perfect participle and participle is used as an adjective…

Thursday, April 20th 2017

Make a video on
Difference between
Perfect participle , perfect gerund and perfect Infinitive. And please tell me one thing
How to identify these ones in the given sentence?

Thursday, April 20th 2017

Hi, thanks, one feedback, you are taking your class without roots (Basics), we the students are a mix of levels (no one have a perfect define level, we did approach the English in different ways, time and intensity, so no one knows his level by fact), the only fact is we want to improve or English; So I not want to be a English teacher not need high confuse grammar, my mistake follow teachers that put advanced classed very out of my league, your mistake make lessons for English teachers instead focus in English students.
BTW: Pointing to previous classes not help at the moment, thanks.

Thursday, April 20th 2017

Great video, Adam. I just have one question about “ing” and “to”: what happen to the verbs that aren’t followed neither by “ing” nor by “to”?

Friday, April 21st 2017

Ah ah l had 1 to 9 awful.
If Adam sees my comment l’d really want a course about future continuous.
See you next time.

Friday, April 21st 2017

Use of ing form in English I think easy before this lesson but now I am confused.

Friday, April 21st 2017

Use of ing form in English I think easy before this lesson but now I am confused.
Adam sir need more vedios in this topic.

Friday, April 21st 2017

hi adam,
i just have a doubt in the below sentence.

It is regrettable that a case relating to the promotion of communal disharmony, one that had a bearing on riots and reprisals in the following months, was mired in judicial stagnation and administrative apathy for a quarter century.

in the above sentence,one that had a bearing on riots and reprisals in the following months is acting as an adjective clause for noun CASE or it is acting as a noun clause.

could you please help me.

thanks in advance

Friday, April 21st 2017

I think it is more easier to understand practicing, than watching grammar rules.
I got 2/9

Friday, April 21st 2017

Hi Adam.
Thank you for the lesson.
In your first example : “Wearing loose pants while riding a bicycle is dangerous”
I wonder, if as in portuguese, spanish or french we could use the verb in the infinitive with the same meaning. “To wear loose pants while riding a bicycle is dangerous”.
Many thanks.

Saturday, April 22nd 2017

    Yes, but it sounds more formal, less natural.

    Monday, April 24th 2017

Yes, I agree with all the comments. the questions are bit difficult and confusing. It’s requires for us to study more on parts of speech.

Monday, April 24th 2017

Hi Adam, thanks for your lesson. I’ve got 4/9.I have a lot of doubts with this topic lesson. Would you tell me where can I get more examples and explanations?

Tuesday, April 25th 2017
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