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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
Not many will admit to ________ in the shower.

The company was concerned about ________ customers following the scandal.

Our professors are committed ___________ the best quality education.

Older people are not used to __________ online.

Now that Jane has finished her course, she is looking forward to _________ a good job.

In North America, people still prefer driving to __________ the bus.

Greg is interested __________ about coding, which is why he's taking a course at the technical college.

The union objected __________ negotiations with the company.

After many years in the corporate world, Cynthia returned __________ in university.

Ms. Summers dedicated her whole life to ___________ the poor.


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38 Comments on “Learn English Grammar: When to use an ‘-ING’ word after ‘TO’”


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I wonder why I see native speakers write ‘look forward to do’ so often. Is it complicating even for you some of the time?

Thursday, February 28th 2019

would you please tell me in question 7 of the quiz is interested to follow to learning why you use to learn is correct but you said in a video that adjective follow to verb+ing form please help me

Thursday, February 28th 2019

Thank you Adam. I am interested to learn more from you, so look forward to watching new lessons.

Thursday, February 28th 2019

Iam
looking forward to watching
Your videos n reading my books as well

Thursday, February 28th 2019

Awesome lesson!I had never thought about adjective participle before, you know, grammatically, as you did. I just used to notice them. This really lightened up my mind. thank you

Thursday, February 28th 2019

Thanks ,it is very usefully.

Thursday, February 28th 2019

Thank you so much Adam!!!
It can be very hard to differenciate between “to” as a preposition or “to” as the beginning of a infinitive phrase. I think it would be very useful to have a list of collocations such as “look forward to”, “admit to”, i.e. to know where we should use -ing after them.
I failed question number 7, thinking that it was a mistake on it, and that you forgot to write “in” as in the examples you gave us in the video (interested in doing…).
Anyway, thanks as always Mr. Adam :)

Thursday, February 28th 2019

    I also failed to answer this question.

    Thursday, February 28th 2019

Very nice.

Thursday, February 28th 2019

Thank you. Highly appreciated.

Thursday, February 28th 2019

His voice is adorable! Thanks for your class.

Thursday, February 28th 2019

Hard! I got 80. “Is interested” was a tricky one and “returned to teaching” still don’t get why we can not use “to teach”.I need to watch it more. Thank you Adam.Did you lose weight?

Thursday, February 28th 2019

Great class, Adam! Thank you!

Thursday, February 28th 2019

thnx

Thursday, February 28th 2019

would you please tell me in question 7 of the quiz is interested to follow to learning why you use to learn is correct but you said in a video that adjective follow to verb+ing form please help me

Thursday, February 28th 2019

Thank you so much Adam!
I got 90. I failed question number 7.
Could you please explain this question?
And yes, you become thinner. Are you ok, Adam?

Thursday, February 28th 2019

This is question no. 7:

Greg is interested __________ about coding, which is why he’s taking a course at the technical college.

So, it is “interested to learn” but “interested in learning”, isn’t it? Any grammatical explanation for this?

Thursday, February 28th 2019

    Greg, the answer is “to learn” because it is an action, not a complement. The complement in that sentence is “about coding”. I guess each sentence only needs one complement, not two.

    Friday, March 1st 2019

8/10. Thank you Adam.( Older people are not used to shopping online) In this sentence “not” should not be there.

Friday, March 1st 2019

In the question 7 the answer
To learn’is correct because in the sentence the following phrase after to learn is ‘about coding’ preposition + ing

Friday, March 1st 2019

Can we use past tense + to + ING – like , i was used to doing it as my routine was scheduled .

Friday, March 1st 2019

I got 8/10 and confusing at 7 and 9, I’m a litlle bit confusing when see your videoclip i see the example: the company is committed to providing top-quality customer care. but in the sentences 7 the correct answer is to learn that’s infinitive verb, please explain more detail, thanks

Friday, March 1st 2019

Thank You, teacher….!!!

Friday, March 1st 2019

hi
I didn’t understand this lesson very well

Friday, March 1st 2019

Thanks a lot, Adam! I made mistake in the sentence number 7. As far as I can see in these comments I am not alone. Anyway, it’s experience…

Friday, March 1st 2019

Thank you for the advantageous grammatical information, we appreciate your hard work to help us.

Saturday, March 2nd 2019

Hi Adam , thank you very much for the valuable lesson,
I like your videos,
My question is: is it correct to say: I’m looking forward to meeting you ?
I mean grammatically
Thank you very much

Sunday, March 3rd 2019

In TOEFL test, in the writing section, do the summary task is going to be first and the essay task in second place?
Thank you for your help

Monday, March 4th 2019

Hello Adam,
You recommended some English grammar books in one of your videos on “Engvid” or “Write to top”. Unfortunately I can’t find the video, could you please give me a link?

Wednesday, March 6th 2019

great class. I got 8/10/.

Wednesday, March 6th 2019

It’s very useful lesson to me

Wednesday, March 6th 2019

Hello Adam!
This lesson made me wonder how natives understand and use these structures for example:
1) The revolution has begun.
2) Number you have dialed is not available.
3) He might have said to take it outside.
Actually, I want to know how natives feel about ‘have’ in these sentences. In Russian, we don’t use ‘have’ like that. We don’t have Perfect tense at all. And when we try to speak and translate such phrases in our minds we just ignore ‘have’ and put the meaning of the past participle on the past side of the time line. Here ‘have’ doesn’t mean anything for us. Is the same true for you? Or do you understand and use these haves above like any other haves (for example: I have a car)?
It is interesting because sometimes you reduce words in sentences (He might’ve said to take it outside) like they don’t have a meaning.
And of course, we don’t use ‘have‘ in obligatory meaning, for example, I have to go through this. I have to know what you feel about it too. This ‘have’ in your mind like you have something?

Friday, March 8th 2019

thanks, Adam i got 8 out of 10

Saturday, March 9th 2019

Hi Adam, Could you make a lesson how to use the words that end in ce and nt, such as assistant, assistance, independence, independent, difference, different etc. Thank you

Sunday, March 10th 2019

Hi Adam. Have you posted a video lesson
about Embedded clause?

Tuesday, March 12th 2019

Hello, Adam! Sorry for offtop.
Which option is correct and why??

It’s ___ for five days already this week.

a) rained
b) been raining

Thursday, March 14th 2019

I could not watch the video after having tried so many times although I was eager to study the grammar.Hope I can watch the video tonight.

Monday, March 18th 2019

    All of our videos are on YouTube, so if you are visiting from China, you will be unable to watch them.

    Monday, March 18th 2019
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