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I was surprised by Mark's getting hired.

Not listening when people are talking to you is a really hard habit to break.

We considered moving multiple times.

What I'd really suggest is looking for a new job as soon as possible.

They're intent on destroying this company!

My worst fear is drowning!

You need to work on your writing.

Waking up late every day isn't going to help you!

Personally, I wouldn't recommend going there.

I'm sick and tired of arguing with you!

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327 Comments on “English Grammar – 6 Ways to Use Gerunds”

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Great lesson, Alex. Thank you.

Thursday, October 17th 2013

    Thanks! Glad you liked it.

    Thursday, October 17th 2013

      Dear Alex,

      Many thanks for this video, when I try to use gerunds, the structure and way of using them is not a problem, but I always get frustrated about the “state” verbs, cannot be in progressive form, “e.g. What I hate most is wanting to agree whith you.” I think this example is not correct at all, or is? Thanks for your kind answer in advance, Greetings from Hungary , Chris

      Saturday, January 4th 2014

        Good question Alex. You’re right, “want” is a stative VERB, so you can’t say “I’m wanting[x] to eat a banana because I’m hungry.” But remember that “wanting” can act as a noun (gerund) in which case the rule doesn’t apply. So, “Wanting to eat a banana is perfectly understandable when you’re hungry” is correct :)

        Tuesday, January 21st 2020

    Good quiz but too difficult for me((((

    Saturday, November 2nd 2013

      Hi DashaDeg!
      Don’t worry! And try again! I got 9 correct out of 10! But I had to watch twice to understand better the rules.

      Tuesday, November 12th 2013

    Great lesson, Alex. Thank you.

    Tuesday, June 28th 2016

I really like watching all your lessons.
Thanks a lot Alex.

Thursday, October 17th 2013


Thursday, October 17th 2013

Thank You so much dear teacher !!
Please Can You make a lesson about “Phrases (participial, gerund and infinitive phrases) ”
Please teacher I’m begging you ^_^
Thank You again :)

Thursday, October 17th 2013

Thank you,
My understanding is very poor.
I got only 50…

Thursday, October 17th 2013

What’s object and subject complement Adam what does complement mean?

Thursday, October 17th 2013

    I think complement means “something that completes another” I may be wrong!

    Thursday, October 17th 2013

      Thanks Waligaa

      Friday, October 18th 2013

Alex, can you do a more in depth lesson on GERUNDS, please.

Thursday, October 17th 2013

thank you sir

Thursday, October 17th 2013

Thanks Alex.I love working on such prolems.It is intereting in knowing such words look easy but need tackling.6 out of 10

Thursday, October 17th 2013

This is my worst score ever!!!!

Thursday, October 17th 2013

    It’s an advanced lesson. Don’t get discouraged. The most important thing is that you know how to use gerunds when you speak.

    Thursday, October 24th 2013


      Monday, January 29th 2018

Thank you very much

Thursday, October 17th 2013

A great teacher with an interesting lesson. Thank you so much Alex. Wish you all the best, teacher.

Thursday, October 17th 2013

thank you Alex

Thursday, October 17th 2013

Thanks !!

Thursday, October 17th 2013

Thank you, Alex!

Thursday, October 17th 2013

Thank you very much. It was one of my biggest doubts about English… I’m going to continue study this lesson.

Thursday, October 17th 2013

Thank you for all .Personally speaking, i m more confused than before ….;-(

Thursday, October 17th 2013

    Let me know why are you confusing?I may be able to help you out.

    Thank you

    Friday, October 18th 2013

Alex, it’s really such a good lesson but, it would be better if however you changed the style of questions. I think most of the learners do not prefer having test with identifying grammer names.As this style of questions are really good only for the people who is planning to be an instructor in the future .I might be wrong though…

Friday, October 18th 2013

    I wanted to try a different approach with this one. You’re right, though. The most important thing is that you can use a gerund in a sentence. My goal is not to make my students into linguists, but into fluent English speakers.

    Thursday, October 24th 2013


    Thursday, September 12th 2019

Thank you for good lesson

Friday, October 18th 2013

Hi Alex! Good explanation. It was the first time I saw a video from you and I have to say that it was a very good lesson, thank you a lot for sharing with us your knowledge.

Kind regards,
Brian – from Peru

Friday, October 18th 2013

Very good lesson and at the same time very helpful also.

Dear sir Alex i have a problem regarding the word’Also’, i mean how do native people use it in everyday conversation?

And also

Is there any difference between following these two sentences?

1-I also wanna play cricket.
2-I wanna play cricket also.

What i think about these sentences is

First one tells – may be there are many people playing cricket and i also want to play.

Second one tells – may be many games are being played like tennis,hockey and cricket and from all of these i want to play …………………………………………. i’m very confused hope you have understood my problem.

I’m patiently waiting for you answer.

And of course,

Wish you a very-very good day!

Friday, October 18th 2013

    According to grammar you can use ‘also’ after subject e.g. I also play cricket.but ‘as well’ can be used at the end.e.g.I play cricket as well.

    Hope the answer of the question


    Friday, October 18th 2013

thank you we evaluate your efforts
EL sayed rawacy

Friday, October 18th 2013

Many thanks. your gorgeous. I would explain yo us how to write report such as I would like to inform you that the. the job had been done

Friday, October 18th 2013

I saw jam while riding bike it is correct

Friday, October 18th 2013

I was confused about “object”or “subject.” But I like improving my English. So I hope to try the quiz later.
Thank you, Alex :)

Friday, October 18th 2013

Very good lesson and I like your simple speaking and I think it is so great for me to listen to your teaching .Thanks Alex.

Friday, October 18th 2013

Very useful lesson. Dobra robota Alex. Pozdrowienia z Polski :)

Friday, October 18th 2013

first of all, thanks a lot sir for giving us a really useful lesion…….& may god bless u sir……
could you explain the different between the ” i saw jim riding his bike & i saw jim was riding his bike”?
i’m looking forward to your reply

Friday, October 18th 2013

    There’s a slight difference in the implications:
    if I say “I saw Jim riding his bike” I am implying that Jim normally rides his bike and I happened to see him;
    if I say “I saw Jim was riding his bike” I am implying that Jim doesn’t normally (or couldn’t) ride his bike and I happened to see him.

    Friday, October 18th 2013

      Thanks a lot Mauro…..

      Friday, October 18th 2013

Sorry Alex but at 5:15 you said “pronoun” which is clearly wrong.

Friday, October 18th 2013

Thx! Alex.
But I want to ask two questions that’re not about the lesson.
1) if we say ‘How to (do sth)….’ is there any mistake? Do the native speakers use this phrase?
2) I saw the uncountable nouns can be used as countable noun, e.g. ‘seas’ and ‘winds’, could you tell me why?

Friday, October 18th 2013

hi frnds!!!plz help me,all the videos do not run on my pc.what i should do??pla guide me if any one have its solution.thanks

Friday, October 18th 2013

    Hi there! Can you see any other Youtube videos, or is it just this one that won’t play?

    Sunday, October 20th 2013

      good morning to all of you!in reference to your kind reply sir!all other videos play well on pc from youtube etc, but when i log in to engvid video lessons do not run.

      Tuesday, October 22nd 2013

      yes i can see videos from youtube but when i login to engvid its vidoes only do not run!thank you very much for your kind reply!!

      Tuesday, October 22nd 2013

        Thank you for letting me know! Just a couple questions to help me figure out what’s going wrong — what operating system and browser are you using? (If you don’t know, this site will tell you: http://thismachine.info/ )

        Friday, October 25th 2013

          good morning sir!!!i use Window 7 and chrome 28.0.1500.95.thank you very much for your kind response.

          Saturday, October 26th 2013


Friday, October 18th 2013

I saw him riding his bike. (When I saw him, he was riding his bike so riding in the first sentence isn’t it a continuous verb? It refers to that moment when he was doing the action)

Friday, October 18th 2013

    “I saw him riding his bike” – here the gerund form of the verb ride (base + ing) has the function of a verbal noun (case #4: object complement).
    “When I saw him, he was riding his bike” – here the gerund form has the function of a continuous verb: it’s used to form the continuous tense of a verb.

    Friday, October 18th 2013

Hei! Alex, I answered the first test: object of preposition. Why I am wrong? Thanks

Friday, October 18th 2013

    The focus is on “Mark’s getting hired.” The gerund comes after a possessive. :) (“Mark’s…”)

    Thursday, October 24th 2013

Thank you, Alex!

Friday, October 18th 2013

I got 8, I’m pleased, congrats for explanation and have a good weekend.

Friday, October 18th 2013

Present continuous: I’m going to practice your lesson
Object of the preposition: I´m interested in improving my English
Object of a possessive: I like your teaching me English.
I hope this sentences will be correct
By the way…My nephew calls like you, Alex
Thank you for your teaching

Friday, October 18th 2013

    Your nephew is called Alex and You like his teaching. I like it too.

    Friday, October 18th 2013

      Or you like him teaching you.

      At least , I think so.

      Friday, October 18th 2013

Thank you

Friday, October 18th 2013

Very helpful Alex, nice one.

Friday, October 18th 2013

Thank you, Alex!! :)

Friday, October 18th 2013

    u very smart dorycam

    Wednesday, February 26th 2014

I got 80.
I don’t understand more detail about subject complement and object complement. I hope you will do it the next lesson. Thanks!

Friday, October 18th 2013


Saturday, October 19th 2013

Very useful.Thanks.

Saturday, October 19th 2013

Thank you Alex for helpful lesson to me.

Saturday, October 19th 2013

A little difficult, but very useful. 5 correct out 10, awful ! But, I’ll continue. Thank you, Mr. Alex.

Saturday, October 19th 2013

thank you adam a very useful vedio

Saturday, October 19th 2013

I got 10 out of 10 !!!!! Great lesson, Alex. I really appreciate it !!!!!!. Please, could you show a lesson about more idioms, future perfect tense, future perfect continuous tense, the subjunctive structure, etc !!!!!!

Saturday, October 19th 2013

Nice! I enjoy a lot your teaching!

Sunday, October 20th 2013

hahhaah…..I got 7 out of 10,thank you Alex…

Sunday, October 20th 2013

can you translate to Indonesia language ?

Sunday, October 20th 2013

9/10 Very useful lesson!

Sunday, October 20th 2013

Wow! I’ve got 100%. You taught very clearly!!! Thank you very much Alex.

Sunday, October 20th 2013

    OH my God !!!!!
    Pakpao , you are very smart . How could you do it?

    Wednesday, February 26th 2014

thank you, Alex.

Sunday, October 20th 2013

Thanks for sharing Alex. Now, I better understand about gerund :)

Sunday, October 20th 2013

I have no word for commenting this class! THANKS, ALEX!

Maybe, that was the most important lesson in my level… That really connected a lot points which are blank in my mind!

Thanks a lot!

Sunday, October 20th 2013

great i used this page to learn and how to know the correct grammar..i need this because of my civil service examination i try my best to know all the correct of usage grammar..thanks so much…

Monday, October 21st 2013

Excellent Alex,

Please continue helping people who are learning English

Monday, October 21st 2013

Sorry Mr. Alex but I’ve got an inquiry :

In the first question of the quizz, we have (mary’s getting) as a sentence subject inversely in the passive form, because the fact of getting hired is what makes the person surprised, it is the subject (getting hired) that carries out the action to the object (I), I’d like you to more elaborate about this tricky thing and thank you.

Monday, October 21st 2013

The best axplanation

Monday, October 21st 2013

Good lesson Alex, clear as water.

Monday, October 21st 2013

thank you Mr Alex for that great effort .
but I have a problem with no sooner…..than and hardly or scarcely/hardly…when . and the problem is why do we put the auxiliary verb before the subject if we use no sooner or hardly at the beginning of the sentence ? pls waiting reply

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013

Thank you sir for this incredible job, and may God bless you.

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013

Thanks alex for all videos

I was wondering if you could teach us about
must have been doing and difference between
can’t have been, and also about could have

thank you

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013

Thanks for the lesson

love it very much ^_^

and I have done all the quiz

but I only get 80 ;_;(a little bit sad

I’ll study more harder!

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013

Dear Alex,

You’re my role modal. I want to speak just like you as a teacher.

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013

Wow!I got 7 correct out of 10.I still have to effort.thank you Alex

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013

8 correct out of 10…Not bad, since it’s not an easy lesson! Thanks, dear teacher Alex!

Thursday, October 24th 2013


Friday, October 25th 2013

so like whats a predicate?

Friday, October 25th 2013

Dear Alex, thank you this great lesson. I just realized that although I speak relatively fluently in English, I need to work a little harder on this area. By the way I am a new member, but for a week now I am totally hooked on your lessons. You are amazing!

Saturday, October 26th 2013

Hi Alex, I’ve been watching your lessons for a while. This one was especially usefull because gerunds confuses me everytime I’m writing something. Writing is harder than reading, but you helped me a lot. Thanks!

Sunday, October 27th 2013


Sunday, October 27th 2013

Quizz is quite difficult !

Sunday, October 27th 2013

Teacher , i would like you to give us more simple examples .

Sunday, October 27th 2013

Thank you so much about your lessons.

Tuesday, October 29th 2013

Good lesson , thank you and may Allah (SWT) bless you

Wednesday, October 30th 2013

thank you so much :)

Wednesday, October 30th 2013

Thanks Alex. You are very good teacher
– from Vietnam

Wednesday, October 30th 2013

Hi Sir, I really appreciate your explanation, you are good teacher. Thanks!
I got 8 correct out of 10. Anyway!

“The BEST TEACHERS teach from the HEART not from the books.”


Friday, November 1st 2013

Hi Sir, I really appreciate your teaching, you are good teacher. Thanks!
I got 8 correct out of 10. Anyway!

“The BEST TEACHERS teach from the HEART not from the books.”


Friday, November 1st 2013

    Thank you very much!

    Saturday, November 2nd 2013

Can you help me ? please

Friday, November 1st 2013

thanks Alex, I love your voice

Saturday, November 2nd 2013

Thank you very much! Thanks to your lesson I managed to get 9 from 10 points!

Saturday, November 2nd 2013

Alex, you´re really a terrific teacher!
I thought gerunds was difficult to understand but you have tought it in a simple and easiest way. It became so simple(of course i have to study more!) Thanks a lot for helping me!

Sunday, November 3rd 2013

I got 10 collet out of 10.
very nice~~ I did a good job~!!
Thank you Alex~~!! You are the best English teacher in the world~!!^^

Sunday, November 3rd 2013

oh my god~!!
I got 10 correct out of 10~!!!

Sunday, November 3rd 2013

I got 8/10.

Tuesday, November 5th 2013

Ups! Just 4 of 10…Although understand quiet well where the Gerund was used and where was not.

Wednesday, November 6th 2013

i really love these lessons, it is really helpfull for me…. and i love Canada too… i wanna go back there soon

Wednesday, November 6th 2013

I like your class. your explanation is much better than my teacher. thank you!

Friday, November 8th 2013

Only 4 out of 10, I’m struggling

Friday, November 8th 2013

Thnks, I got 90%.

Wednesday, November 13th 2013


Thursday, November 14th 2013

I have a questions about the Definite Article and Indefinite Article. How can I use right of those?

Friday, November 15th 2013

4 of 10 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, November 16th 2013

What I hate most…? / What I hate THE MOST…?
I thought the second one was the correct one.
I am conffused.

Friday, November 22nd 2013

hi Alex!thank you so much,your lessons are the best!
I have a question for you:
There is a difference between LIKE & LOVE?
for eample:I like you VS. I love you-their meaning is the same?
I like to shoP. VS I love shop – their meaning is the same?

Saturday, December 7th 2013

Thank you so much Alex.
I got 9/10.
Learning with you is a pleasure.
See you next lesson.

Sunday, December 8th 2013

oh no…this’s really difficult for me
but thank you!!

Saturday, December 21st 2013

You’re my favourite

Wednesday, December 25th 2013

Hi Alex, actually I’ve been waiting for an explanation about gerund as you did in this case. But sadly I’m still a bit lost, I couldn’t recognise the difference between object and object complement, etc. Could you recommend me something….by the way I have written a couple of times to some of you and nobody answers to me…I am a very loyal student of all of you…Thanks!

Thursday, December 26th 2013

Hi Alex, actually I’ve been waiting for an explanation about gerund as you did in this case. But sadly I’m still a bit lost, I couldn’t recognise the difference between object and object complement, etc. Could you recommend me something…..Thanks!

Thursday, December 26th 2013

I really need to work on my studying english.
this lesson was difficult a little bit for me.
grammar always make me confused.

Saturday, December 28th 2013

:( what bad result … 6/10 .. i must revise this lesson again

Saturday, January 4th 2014

wooow .. 10/10 for my second attempt

Saturday, January 4th 2014

Can you please explain why did you use “your” instead of “you” in a sentence “She does not like your bossing her around”.

Monday, January 6th 2014

Thank you for your lesson.

Monday, January 27th 2014

thank’s adam for this lesson

Sunday, February 9th 2014

Perfect , Good job Alex :)

Thursday, February 20th 2014

I really like your lesson

Saturday, February 22nd 2014

I am more clear than before on the notion of gerunds. Thanks a lot.

Saturday, February 22nd 2014

thanks a lot for your explanation.
excuse me teacher, there are many grammar lessons I want to understand them but I didn’t find them in your website.
What shall I do?

Wednesday, February 26th 2014

My worst fear is drowning. I didn’t know the right answer on that. So drowning is a complement of the subject, because ‘to drown’ is used as an intransitive verb and there for must be used as a gerund?

Sunday, March 9th 2014

Dear Alex, your explanation was very good and that is why I received 10/10.

Monday, March 10th 2014

Dear Alex, lay out print material in pdf or docx!It would be better!

Thursday, March 27th 2014

What a uesful information .Thanks a lot

Saturday, March 29th 2014

Can you tell me what’s the difference between Subject Complement and Object Complement?
Pleaseeee i need to understand this more clearly :(
Please respond. Thank you in advance

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014

Wow! I got 10 correct out of 10 !
I understand more clearly!
Thanks for this lesson! :D

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014

Hi Alex,

Could you please also teach when to use “to followed by verb+ing”

Friday, April 11th 2014

The answer is how i can Pro the way of using gerund -.-,teacher. Thank!

Saturday, April 26th 2014

Great lesson. Thank you from Italy

Sunday, April 27th 2014

Thank you

Tuesday, April 29th 2014

Thank you very much.Alex, you are a great teacher. I learned so many useful things. Keep up the great job.Thanks.

Wednesday, May 7th 2014

Hi, I really enjoy your classes, excellent teacher.
I have got 80 in the quiz but I didn’t understand number 6. Could you help me with that?

Wednesday, May 7th 2014

Great Alex I’ve got 90/100

Wednesday, May 7th 2014

Thank you for the lesson,It is a really useful lesson to learn the basics of the subject. :)

Thursday, May 8th 2014

Hi Alex,
This video is very useful, and
Could you please give us more exercise?

Thanks for your help!

Friday, May 9th 2014

Great lesson Alex, I’m learning a lot but i need to see it again and practice it.

Greetings from México

Tuesday, May 27th 2014

Thank you for your teaching,Alex.
I’ll keep learning English with your lesson.
You are a good teacher : )

Saturday, May 31st 2014

thank Alex so much. your accent is clearly. i really like your lessons.i want to talk with everyone in english.my skype is tunguyenprnt.i am glad to make friend everyone.

Thursday, June 5th 2014

Thank you so much!
I got 80% with this quiz

Sunday, June 8th 2014

I am happy i find this site and your lessons, it’s great, thank you very very much and good luck!)

Tuesday, June 17th 2014

Thank a lot Alex. You are a professional of English

Wednesday, June 18th 2014


Friday, June 20th 2014

Great lesson Alex.

So I can improve learning, How can I get additional material.

Thank you

Monday, June 23rd 2014

I got 9 from 10. Learning english with alex is perfect.

Tuesday, June 24th 2014

Awesome lesson , thank you so much ;)

Tuesday, July 1st 2014

Great explanation … thanks a lot

Saturday, July 5th 2014

8/10 Good lesson!

Thursday, July 10th 2014

Thanks Alex and I have a question about the last question in the quiz:
10. I’m sick and tired of arguing with you!
1-object complement
2-object of a possessive
3-object of a preposition ( I think this is the correct answer?)

Thursday, July 24th 2014

Good explanation. Thanks

Friday, July 25th 2014

Thanks for everything!

Wednesday, July 30th 2014

Really tough, but despite that I got 8

tks Alex

Thursday, July 31st 2014

I know , I am not good in Grammer, 60 %. Sorry.

Monday, August 4th 2014

    Don’t worry. Alex is no longer a teacher. He’s a money maker diva.
    I’m sure you’re so good in grammar as all of us.
    This lesson does’t have any sense at all.
    I think he’s showing off for money or for egotistical reasons.
    It’s life.

    Sunday, February 22nd 2015

Great lesson, Alex, I really enjoy your teaching!
(did I get that right?)

Monday, August 4th 2014

Good evening Alex,
I have some problem regarding the use of the gerunds, the infinitives and the preposition FOR + ING. I can’t really understand when I have to use one, and when is better to use the other (overall when I’m translating). Can you perhaps help me?
I will have an important test for my graduation next month.
Thank you a lot.

Thursday, August 7th 2014

First of all, I would like to thank you for the great explanation. It was nice. But, I want to ask you about the forth point. “I saw Jim riding his bike.”
I am a lil bit confused about this sentence. Is it gerund or present participle? Because the word “riding” comes after verbs of perception.
Thank you in advance

Friday, August 8th 2014

Thanks Mr Alex…
very helpful and nice lesson…

Tuesday, August 19th 2014

And yet again, 10 out of 10. :) It was a great lesson. Thank you Alex for doing this. :) (Object of a preposition?)

Saturday, August 23rd 2014

Thank you Alex for all the great lessons, but i wonder about something you said during this lesson : “… Don’t confuse a gerunds for a continuous verb..” Is it correct to use (FOR)in this sentence? Thanks again and have a great day ahead.

Thursday, August 28th 2014

Thank you!

Thursday, September 4th 2014

Thank you, Alex. I got 6 of 10!!! I’m very proud; I’m improving, thanks.

Thursday, September 18th 2014

Hi Adam! First of all I´d like to say you a great teacher! Could you kindly in explain why the correct asnwer is object of a possessive?
1. I was surprised by Mark’s getting hired.
Thanks in advance

Monday, November 3rd 2014

Hi Adam! First of all I´d like to say you are a great teacher! Could you kindly in explain why the correct asnwer is object of a possessive?
1. I was surprised by Mark’s getting hired.
Thanks in advance

Monday, November 3rd 2014

Hello sir, i try to learn english. please take care of me.

Monday, December 1st 2014

8 points of 10… I think it is a good score. Thank you Alex!

Monday, December 1st 2014

Thanks, Alex. Yours classes are great!!!

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014

it’s difficult , but it’s really helpful

Friday, December 26th 2014

u guise are realy doing a great job…..could anyone out there help me to know, formation of passive voice of infinitive and gerund…please guise help me

Monday, January 5th 2015

Mike, if you can, I’d like you to clarify about this sentence “I was surprised by Mark’s getting hired” which is part of the quiz.

Why gerund is possessive complement here if we don’t have any possessive pronouns in the sentence, or do we?

Sunday, January 11th 2015

One of the worst scores in my practice( I thought that I can freely do advanced tests, but that one showed me that I am wrong. The identify of grammer names is too difficult for me now :c

Wednesday, January 28th 2015

I have a huge doubt Alex! When do we have to use gerund or infinitive at the beginning of a sentence?

Thursday, January 29th 2015

I got 9 of 10 :) good lesson and very useful!

Monday, February 9th 2015

Thank you Alex! It was an interesting class. Here, is “interesting” an object or an object complement?

Tuesday, February 10th 2015

Thanks Alex. I’ll apply the 6 ways you teach gerund to my pupils

Tuesday, February 10th 2015

Thanks Alex, very helpful your explanations.

Tuesday, February 10th 2015

Hi Alex,really you are very nice teacher,and your way of explanation is very helpful.

Tuesday, February 10th 2015

9/10 on the first attempt. Good for me. Thank you, sir Alex!

Wednesday, February 11th 2015

Dear sir Alex! Why the first question on the quiz has answer “Subject compliment”? And why not “object of the preposition”?

Wednesday, February 11th 2015

Thanks,Alex. I got 90 but I really don’t understand why 1 is object of a possessive.

Could you please explain this to me? And if possible, could you give me another example?

Thanks in advance. You’re a great teacher.

Wednesday, February 11th 2015

thanks ;)

Thursday, February 12th 2015

Thanks,a great lesson! I’ve got 10 out of 10. I wonder whether it is possible to put gerund after the personal pronoun instead of a possessive one, e.g. “you bossing her” instead of “your bossing her”, especially in sentences with linking verbs.

Saturday, February 14th 2015

Thank you so much i got 8 of 10.

Monday, February 16th 2015

I am confused, when I used gerund.

Tuesday, February 17th 2015

    All of them are confused. This lesson doesn’t make any sense at all.
    Gerund have nothing to do with this lesson.
    Our friend(?) Alex has becoming in a diva. He’s no longer interested in teaching us. I think he intends to showing off. Why? Who knows?

    Sunday, February 22nd 2015

Thank you very much for your lessions! I’ve never understand what gerunds are but now I know everything! My English level has just become a little better ;)

Tuesday, February 17th 2015

    Oh, I made a mistake!!! LESSON!

    Tuesday, February 17th 2015

This lesson was awesome! I learned a lot! Thank you. I love the way you explain.
Now I need to practice them!
Thank you

Thursday, February 19th 2015

Thanks Alex! I learned a lot! :)

Thursday, February 26th 2015

I got 10

Thursday, February 26th 2015

Can I write; I’m excited to doing my homework.
can I????

Saturday, February 28th 2015

that was really tough I got 8

Sunday, March 1st 2015

hello alex you´re the most awesome theacher in the world i know i have problems with my english and especially in this part but now i know this gonna serve a lot

Monday, March 2nd 2015

I love this lesson Alex. Now I undestand why sometimes “running” is not a verb.

Thursday, March 5th 2015

Dear Alex, in your lesson 10 common verbs using gerund is an example We miss playing with them. Does it mean to play or to have sex? Your associate Ronie says that using TO PLAY WITH SMBD is not correct. It means to have sex with smbd, it’s better to use TO HANG OUT WITH SMBD. And you further give this example. Oxford Dictionary doesn;t give the definition of the verb TO PLAY WITH as TO HAVE SEX. I am really confused in using this.So If I say MY daughter played with the them , it means She had sex .Right?

Monday, March 9th 2015

Thank you so much. It is really useful. I am interested in updating my English. Thanks again.

Sunday, March 15th 2015

why i have to use ; i am looking forward to seeing you instead of i am looking forward to see you. may i have your explanation. please….

Thursday, March 19th 2015

Thankyou Alex!

Saturday, March 21st 2015

Very good lesson thank you. I just want to know what is the function of the gerund in the sentence: “I’m going to change to working part-time”
I would like to know if there is a different rule to explain a verb+ing after the preposition TO.
I would really appreciate your help!!

Sunday, March 22nd 2015

thank you for your lesson, it was helpful.

Tuesday, March 24th 2015

I got 9/10. Helpful, thank Sir!

Thursday, April 2nd 2015


Saturday, April 4th 2015

Excellent lesson!!! I have some doubts in this one: “I was surprised by Mark’s getting hired”.Why is it a objet of a possessive?Could you explain that case , please?

Saturday, April 4th 2015

very interesting, thank you!!

Tuesday, April 7th 2015

Thanks for this lesson. I was really confused with that. And other difficulty that I have is: When do I have to add -ed and for what words?

Monday, April 13th 2015

I learn a lot, thanks

Monday, April 13th 2015

thank you so much, this video was very useful for me, this is my concurrent topic on my syntax classes.

Monday, April 27th 2015

Thank you very much. got 10 / 10

Tuesday, April 28th 2015

Thanks a lot Alex, this is my first time that i could understand about using gerund.have a nice day. lydia

Wednesday, April 29th 2015

I tought that I was good at grammar, after doing this quiz I realized what wrong I was …

Saturday, May 2nd 2015

you are a very good teatcher…gerund is for me very difficult…thank a lot…

Monday, May 4th 2015

Thanks Alex, I got 90.

Tuesday, May 12th 2015

after seeing the video 3 times, finally i get all correct!!

Saturday, May 23rd 2015

Thank you so much Alex

Saturday, May 30th 2015

Thanks a lot for this lesson.

Saturday, June 6th 2015

10 out of 10.Thank you a lot ! You have a really good skills of teaching english.

Wednesday, June 17th 2015

quite helpful. Thank you.

Wednesday, June 24th 2015

Thank you Alex for this useful lesson.I have question about sentence 4 and sentence n 6
Sentence 4: the phrase “his bike” is it an object of the gerund or what it is?
Sentence 6: I do not understand that ” bossing” is object of possessive pronoun ” your”. According my modest knowledge I think that ” your bossing” is a noun phrase.” Bossing ” is a noun head and “your” is an adjective.would you please explain me because I need your explanation.I am studying grammar at university this year.. Thanks in advance

Thursday, June 25th 2015

thank u alex

Saturday, June 27th 2015

Thank u Alex you are helpful

Tuesday, July 28th 2015

Hi alex great lesson, but i wonder if you can help me about a pair of clauses,

1) i’m gutted about dad going away;

2) you’re upset me rejecting you;

3 ) their parents were worried about adrian’s going to school in a difeerent city.


1) what types of gerund are ? what is the rule?;

2 in the first clause: i’m gutted now because my dad went away in a early time, it refers to action in the past ,does’nt it? the same in two?

while in 3rd the past of indipendet clause is the same of the dipendent clause, isn’t it?

thank you early.

Friday, August 14th 2015

Alex, you are the best teacher! Thank you for your lessons.

Tuesday, August 18th 2015

Alex thank you for all what did you do for me I just have a question if I played with my friend a football match and my mom wants to ask me about the match what must she say is it was your match playing good or was your match play good

Thursday, August 27th 2015

That lesson makes not sense at all. It is Alex showing off.
How many native speakers would pass the quiz ?
I will tell you. A librarian who lives with a cat and a bunch of pseudo teachers, but no one of them is a WASP.

Friday, September 4th 2015

Thank you very much, I got 100 %.

Saturday, September 5th 2015

Thank you Alex. It’s my first step in understanding how to use gerunds when we speak.

Wednesday, September 16th 2015

Hi Alex! I liked this lesson very much! 8 out of 10 there is. I coudln’t understand object or subject of complement, but I hope I will master it just for myself.
Thank you again! I like your way of teaching!

Thursday, October 15th 2015

thx a lot.it was a great lesson from a great teacher.

Friday, October 30th 2015

Thanks Alex. I got 60% This is my worst score. (( I’m going to repeat it.

Tuesday, November 24th 2015

Hi. Thanks Sir.It was useful.

Friday, December 25th 2015

hello sir, i m iftikhar a new student of yours. i saw gerung video which i was confused to identify when and where it is used, but after seeing video now i m beable to understand.

Friday, December 25th 2015

Hi Mr. Alex. I got 9. Would you please tell me why in quesion number 1 both Mark’s & getting are boid but Object of possessive is the answer?

Wednesday, December 30th 2015

Are Bold. sorry .

Wednesday, December 30th 2015

it was awesome,i got the picture :)i tried digesting your knowledge when i understood all of them,Later i completed the quiz and i got 100 point :))
Ty for this lesson

Thursday, December 31st 2015

thank you mr.Alex.I understand about possessive,complement,preposition gerunds but I guess my problem is with subject and object,I confuse them ;(

Sunday, January 17th 2016

This lesson is really useful. Thanks a lot! But I have a question about sentence number four: I saw Jim riding his bike. Isn’t “riding” here a present participle?

Wednesday, March 2nd 2016

you’re great teacher.I always enjoy your lessen.thanks alex

Thursday, March 10th 2016

Dear Alex,
Could you explain me, please, whether I am right to define these gerunds as:
1). I sometimes watch reading my students. – Object complement
2). I sometimes watch my students reading. – Object of a possessive

Saturday, March 12th 2016

    * 1). I sometimes watch reading *OF* my students.

    Wednesday, March 30th 2016

Hi there! Its my first time leaving a comment.
I’m from Brazil.
Sorry if I commite mistakes.
I’d really apreciate this matter.
I didn’t realize I could do this quiz!
Thanks a lot Alex.

Monday, April 4th 2016

Thanks to you, I’m getting better and better in every day. Thanks a lot.

Tuesday, April 5th 2016

Every English sentence has a subject and a verb. One subject need just one verb. So if you want to follow a verb with another action, you must use a gerund or infinitive.

Take look at ‘I want go home. My brother enjoys read books.’ Are these sentences correct or incorrect? Incorrect, In each sentence one subject has two verbs. The second verb must be changed in another way. Previous example sentences have to be changed like this. I want to go home, My brother enjoys reading books. That’s why gerund and infinitive are in English.

Tuesday, April 5th 2016

Ebuchie Gerundii. Huyata ebanaya.

Wednesday, April 6th 2016

Great lesson, Alex!

Sunday, April 24th 2016

Thankyou very much sir..

Sunday, June 5th 2016

An amazing class and such a challenge test. Approved. I’ve felt like I was in a school class (from native speakers)

Wednesday, June 15th 2016

My score was 80 at my first time

Monday, June 27th 2016

it is very good lesson
thank you Alex

Thursday, July 14th 2016

Thank you Alex. You are teaching us great and clear

Friday, July 15th 2016

Your explanation is very clearly, thanks a lot.

Monday, July 25th 2016

Great job as usual! Thank you.
Functioning as adjectives, participles modify nouns or pronouns. Yet, I’m not sure when to use present or past participles in a sentence. For example:

The burnt log fell off the fire. OR
The burning log fell off the fire.

Wednesday, July 27th 2016

Great lesson, Alex. Thank you.

Saturday, August 20th 2016

Thank you very much

Sunday, August 28th 2016

Thank you,Alex!

Friday, September 9th 2016

Thank you Alex. It’s a nice video. Gerunds really simplified for me

Friday, September 16th 2016

Thanks a lot
I can understand this grammar now

Tuesday, September 20th 2016

Hi Alex. It was a very interesting lesson. I’ve always considered myself like good at spanish grammar; however English grammar is a little bit different. I did five, it makes me being more causiosly in next quizzes. By the way you are one of the teachers I have seeing which responded our questions. Thanks a hundred for doing it. Congrats for that. I appreciate it. I hope you correct my syntax

Tuesday, September 20th 2016

More cautious I meant.

Thursday, September 22nd 2016

Dear Alex, thx so much for your lesson! It is really very useful and easy-to-understand!

Wednesday, October 5th 2016

I really like this lesson, thanks a lot. But I still have a question. Gerund is a noun so I can replace it in the sentence using “it” or “that”:
Running is good for your heart = It is good for your heart
He hates waking up early = He hates that
and so on…

But in the sentence: “I saw Jim riding his bike”, sounds incorrect “I saw Jim it”. For me it would be “I saw Jim doing it”. So how “riding” is this sentence is the gerund and not the verb continuous?

Sunday, October 23rd 2016

Thanks a lot .

Tuesday, November 15th 2016

Thanks Alex,I like your teaching.

Wednesday, November 23rd 2016

U did very well, thanks alex

Thursday, January 5th 2017

As an assimilated person I realized how important learning language is I am really sick and tired of speaking Turkish :) thanks a lot

Friday, March 31st 2017

Very useful lesson. Thank you, Alex! My score is 100.

Wednesday, April 19th 2017

great job.

Saturday, April 29th 2017

Alex, I have a question about gerunds. It is the only way to write the sentences correctly or can I choose between gerunds and verbs in infinity form?
What I most wish is loving you
What I most wish is to love you

Are both of the sentences correct?

In the specific case of the preposition TO, can I put an ING word after the verb or it is a mistake?
I want to go to swimming in the pool
Thanks for your reply.

Thursday, May 4th 2017

    Its a good question: In first both are used as a subject complement and both looks good.

    Second question we they is rule we can keep to before gerund if required. So the sentence is correct.

    Wednesday, May 2nd 2018

I loved the lesson

Wednesday, May 24th 2017

Hi, Alex
Thank you for your worthwhile video.

There is a question about
“I’m interested in …”
Why we don’t use “continuous verb” here?
like “I’m interesting in … “

Friday, June 9th 2017

thanks Alex. my score is 60

Monday, June 12th 2017

this is 2nd quiz. although that, the result did not change.

Monday, June 12th 2017

Good morning Alex I wanna know if the meaning change when I use an infinitive or gerund at the beginning of a sentence for instance Running is good for your health. And To run is good for your health.

Wednesday, July 19th 2017

Thank you for your helping.

Wednesday, July 19th 2017

Nota 7, foi bom

Thursday, August 10th 2017

I got 7 out of 10
Not so bad!

Monday, August 14th 2017

Thanks sir but I have a problem in recognizing correctly…

Saturday, September 9th 2017

Alex, what language were you speaking?

Thursday, November 2nd 2017

Yuppie!!! I got ten out of ten, I very much liked it.

Friday, November 10th 2017

I meant 100 out of 100

Friday, November 10th 2017

This is great. I am a native English speaker and I am learning more than I was ever taught at school.

Wednesday, January 17th 2018

I’m still confused about this…

Friday, February 9th 2018

Thanks Alex for making gerunds a bit more palatable. :) However, I often find picking a gerund phrase from a participial phrase quite troubling. Could you pls help with a lesson on that? Thanks

Friday, February 16th 2018

I don’t get it.

Why do you say “I saw Jim riding his bike” and at the same time you say: “She doesn’t like YOUR bossing her around”, instead of “She doesn’t like YOU bossing her around”?

For me, in both cases you’re using verbs (riding and bossing), so why are they different?

Tuesday, March 27th 2018

Alex, I have learnt a lot with your class. However, I don’t see clearly the answer to question 4: “What I’d really suggest is looking for a new job”. According to you the correct answer is SUBJECT COMPLEMENT. Really, I see that looking for a job is the object of suggest. I’d appreciate it if you clarify it to me. Thanks in advance, and I look forward to hearing from you.

Friday, April 27th 2018

Hi Alex,Thanks for the lesson. Can we use gerund as an adverb?

Saturday, April 28th 2018

Hi Aloex, in the sentence: Waking up late every day isn’t going to help you. Waking up is subject and going is a subject complement right?

Saturday, April 28th 2018

Thanks Alex for a good lesson!

Tuesday, May 1st 2018

Thank you, Alex. It’s very good for me

Monday, May 7th 2018

very good lesson for me, Thanks so much Alex.

Thursday, June 14th 2018

Yup! 10 correct out of 10! So thankful of you Alex💙

Monday, September 10th 2018

Thank you, Alex!

Tuesday, September 25th 2018

It was a really rewarding lesson Alex. Now many things are clearest for me!

Monday, November 12th 2018

Thank you Mr. Alex!

Tuesday, December 11th 2018

whaooo it is a great lesson thank you Mr. Alex.
i would like to know you

Monday, February 4th 2019

I’m sick and tired of not improving my English leavel!
Waking up early is a good for my health.
I need to work on my writing. Please help!!
I hate you talking to somebody all the time!
I’m interested in cooking in my kichen.
How are my sentences,Alex? :)

Monday, February 18th 2019

Hi Alex. Thank you very much for your inspirational lessons. Could you please explain me the difference between active adjective participles and gerund as a object complement? It looks the same for me, especially in this example: I saw Jim riding his bike. Sometimes for example I try to use a gerund, using its perfect form, but it appears that I should not. That means I don’t understand the gerund and following a verb with another verb does not always suppose using a gerund or am I wrong?

Friday, March 1st 2019

“I hate repeating myself.” – “repeating” is an object.
“What I hate most is repeating myself.” – “repeating” is a subject complement.
What the f##k?

Thursday, March 14th 2019

Great teacher

Monday, April 8th 2019

Hi Alex, it’s a pleasure to watch your lessons but let me ask you, well currently I’m reviewing Gerunds in my Institute but we saw other ways to use them I wish you could explain to them if it’s possible for you to talk about passive Gerunds.

Friday, May 3rd 2019

Hi Alex, I got 7 points.
Sometimes I confuse the grammatic.
Alex, Can we use with phasal verbs together? Has any differeces about it?

Thanks a lot.

Friday, August 23rd 2019

Very important lesson Alex! You are a Great Teacher.

Wednesday, October 9th 2019

Not bad! I’ve got 7 out of 10 in your quiz. Thanks Sir!

Thursday, October 10th 2019

Hello Alex

This video has been very good for me because I always had had problem with the GERUNDS. I got 9 of 10 on the Quiz! Thanks!!

Wednesday, October 23rd 2019

Thanks for the lesson Mr. Alex
I scored 70/💯

Thursday, March 5th 2020

I have been struggling to understand the grammatical construction of an English sentence for almost 2 weeks.
I am looking for an English teacher who can help me.
Do you have any idea?

Tuesday, June 9th 2020

thanks, i achieved a great score.

Thursday, June 18th 2020

i just have one doubt — that “waking up” you put, it’s gerund because of going with verb hate? [following the rules of verb to, ing] or you are putting ing for being an activity? it’s a dumb quest., but I want to make sure, thx. If smb can answer it, please do it, thx.

Monday, June 29th 2020

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