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I can't stand ____________________.

She was fired for ____________________.

You should consider ____________________.

I felt hurt because of ____________________.

We're ____________________.

Jack's really proud of ____________________.

She's really bad at ____________________.

We're still angry about ____________________.

____________________ can do a lot of damage to your long-term health.

If you want to get into a good TV show, you should start ____________________.

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147 Comments on “Grammar: Active and Passive Gerunds”

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Monday, February 9th 2015

    Eah y3ny from Egypt -_-

    Monday, February 9th 2015

      In my view, gerunds are hard to use mainly because they can be placed in any part of a sentence; that is, they can fulfil different functions in a statement.

      Just one question Mr. Makar, what’s the function of the gerund in the following sentence? What’s the meaning of the statement?

      “I got him talking about it”

      Abosorbing lesson and of great use.

      Have a wonderful weekend!

      Saturday, February 21st 2015

It was good. I got 100.

skype : mrthartford

Monday, February 9th 2015

    I didn’t find your skype account , wasn’t existing.

    Sunday, March 1st 2015

I got 6 correct out of 10. I review and rethought about mistaking. Now I understand them. Thank you, Alex :)

Monday, February 9th 2015

i got 5 of 10.. Good :)

Monday, February 9th 2015

Thanks Alex ..

Tuesday, February 10th 2015

Hello Alex .
I got 8 out of 10 . Why in question five the first answer is not correct even if the third answer is correct too ?
The preposition “to” after using the verb “lie” get me confused . I understand when being told ” you lie to me” , “to” indicates an action from the subject to the complement but when saying ” I have been lied to ” the subject doesn’t make the action why using “to” in that case .
Many thanks to you Alex and all Engvid teachers .

Tuesday, February 10th 2015

10 out of 10. Thanks Alex!

Tuesday, February 10th 2015

Uff 7/10 this one was hard. Thanks, for having been tough on me.

Tuesday, February 10th 2015

7/10 its my first time…still need to improve…thanks alex.

Tuesday, February 10th 2015

Afsoos,only 40%.

Tuesday, February 10th 2015

    2nd time I got only 60%.

    Tuesday, April 7th 2015

Very good and informative lesson! I have learnt a lot. The only thing I missed in the test was one example with active passive gerund.

Tuesday, February 10th 2015

    It must be active past gerund…..

    Tuesday, February 10th 2015

Thank you Alex.
There’s a grammar problem confuse me often.
“work from home” in this term why we use ‘from’?

Tuesday, February 10th 2015

i got 9/10. 7th question might have 2 answer 1-2?

Tuesday, February 10th 2015

Hi, Alex. Your lessons are so interesting and informative, for advanced in the English language students. This is very good. It develops. I like being taught English in that way. Thank you.

Tuesday, February 10th 2015

Hi teacher, Thank so much for lesson. It is so great in reminding me of gerunds as I haven’t reviewed it in quite long time. My job is also used English but sometime forget a bit and haven’t focused too deeply in grammar.:)

Tuesday, February 10th 2015

How can I use ON and About? I always have a problem with these two words.

I love your classes.

Tuesday, February 10th 2015

thank you Adam

Tuesday, February 10th 2015

    I apologize teach Alex to say Adam… I thank you once again Alex for this great lesson.

    Tuesday, February 10th 2015

I’m glad learning English. Having got 7/10 is nice. I like being taught by Alex. Having been taught fluent English is hard. Thanks Alex.

Tuesday, February 10th 2015

Thanks Alex.I got 7 out of 10 it’s not perfect but i satisfied.It’s well for the beginner didn’t it?

Tuesday, February 10th 2015

10 out of 10! :D Thanks Alex!

Tuesday, February 10th 2015

thank you alex :)

Tuesday, February 10th 2015

Alex, I got 100% Aren’t you proud of me? Thank you! I could never do it without you.

Tuesday, February 10th 2015

Great lesson. i love to learn english being told the grammar rules!
Is correct the above phrase?

Tuesday, February 10th 2015

    Maybe in this sentence “by” needs to be added before “being told”.

    Tuesday, March 15th 2016

      It came to me just by sixth sense)

      Tuesday, March 15th 2016

Thanks Alex, The exercise is diffiuclt for me so I got 6 correct out of 10, My skype is ukrit_2011 Thank you everyone having been taught me.

Wednesday, February 11th 2015

Wow ! 10/10

I can’t thank you enough !

Wednesday, February 11th 2015

I got 9 out of 10 but I discovered that one of the questions must be talked about.
That is question No. 5.
I think answer A (teaching english) which also matchs the question “we’re ….”
Therefore, the whole sentence is “we’re teaching english.”
That means that we “are helping” the students english “now.”
What do you think??, Alex.

Wednesday, February 11th 2015

    And also, I am delighted to get the advanced and useful grammar our Alex teacher taught!!!

    Wednesday, February 11th 2015

    Oddly both sounds correct to me. However, “We’re teaching English” seems more natural, or it is just my cold behavior towards passive voice. =p

    Wednesday, February 11th 2015

Very very useful! Thank you a lot!

Wednesday, February 11th 2015

You give some especial lecture that is why I like you the most.

Wednesday, February 11th 2015

Thank you for your lesson.It’s every difficult for me to understanding.

Wednesday, February 11th 2015

He is one of the students who have/has been invited. i always become confused. plz try to give lecture about the verb of relative pronoun.

Thursday, February 12th 2015

I realised my poor english knowledge. Please trained up me.

Thursday, February 12th 2015

I got 6 correct out of 10but I don’t understand the correct answer s please someone help me

Thursday, February 12th 2015

Thank you Alex for your good explanation.But Ihavea big problem to speak english.

Thursday, February 12th 2015

it was good. i got 7/10.

Friday, February 13th 2015

Great Alex, thanks!

Friday, February 13th 2015

Hi Alex! Can you explain us when we use “Relative Clauses” (whom, who, that, which, etc)?

Friday, February 13th 2015

Thanks Alex!
great lesson!


Jesus loves you!

Friday, February 13th 2015

Thank you! I hope more advance lesson coming from Alex. I really enjoy watching all your lessons.

Saturday, February 14th 2015

Dear alex,
I ‘m from Iran. my language is persion.I am English translator. how can Iconnect with you? May I have your an email address?

Saturday, February 14th 2015

Sir how can i improve my english?

Saturday, February 14th 2015

thanks I’ve got 9/10 :)

Sunday, February 15th 2015

Great Alex,I like your videos, It is my Ist day

Sunday, February 15th 2015

It was great and important for basic learning english…!!

Sunday, February 15th 2015

Thank you so much Alex!!! Your lesson is helpful for me and I’ll look forward to watch next one.

Monday, February 16th 2015

I don’t like to be captured & I don’t like getting captured…What is the major meaning difference between these two?? plz help me

Monday, February 16th 2015

It good exercise for developing my english skills

Monday, February 16th 2015

Thanks a lot, It’s a very difficult lesson!

Tuesday, February 17th 2015

hihi 8/10:D

Tuesday, February 17th 2015

Hi! I just realised that you guys don’t have any lesson specifically about “Future continuous”. Would you guys prepare some lesson abou it? PLease please please!! Thank you

Wednesday, February 18th 2015

i got 9 out of ten.

Wednesday, February 18th 2015

Thx bro.

Friday, February 20th 2015

How are u?
5 important phrasal verbs for english for all these u make me 5 sentences esay . total 25 sentences

Friday, February 20th 2015


Saturday, February 21st 2015

Many Thanks Alex!But I think It would be difficult to catch the difference in real life

Saturday, February 21st 2015

Hi Alex,
why in question five the first answer is not correct?

Sunday, February 22nd 2015

Hi alex,

I am still having much confusion about Active and Passive Gerunds & Active and Passive infinitive. what is the difference between “being” & “to be” where both are used with +p.p. Even both meaning seem to be same.

Monday, February 23rd 2015

Okay İ see you what you mean generally in this video.
But cant we say that “she hates being told what to do and she hates to be told what to do” are actually
same meanning in daily english ?

Wednesday, February 25th 2015

i got 7 out 10, thanks Alex, more practices and understand will be easier ;)

Thursday, February 26th 2015

Hi Alex,
I want to thank you for your videos, they have help me a lot to review and remember several rules that I have forgotten. I am currently preparing myself to take the introduction test to become a teacher in Los Angeles for K-12, and I found some useful information where more videos can be made. I am enclosing the link for you to take a look and hopeful you can make more videos to help others learn better the English Language.
The link is from the department of Human Resources for the state of California and it’s a great tool for anyone to improve their writing: http://dhrdcap.co.la.ca.us/olt/support_info/docs/EnglishUsageGuide_20091214.pdf

Thursday, February 26th 2015

Alex, excellent class. thanks.

Monday, March 2nd 2015

Thanks Alex , sounds good, I learned
very much.

Monday, March 2nd 2015

Very very useful … I got 7/10

Thursday, March 5th 2015

For me, it’s hard to understand GERUNDS at all.

Friday, March 6th 2015

I’m sorry but I get confuse with the question 5. Both answers “We’re teaching English” & “We’re being taught English” seem to be right for me!

Thursday, March 19th 2015

On question 2, why the answer is “stealing”, not “having stolen”? I think “she was fired”, so it must be in the past. Help me, please.

Thursday, March 19th 2015

Hi Alex, I come from Indonesia. Thanks for helping me to understand gerund.

Thursday, March 19th 2015

Dear Alex, in your lesson about gerung you are giving the following example: I saw Jack riding a bike where riding is gerund complement. It is clear and transperant. Recently I’ve read Grammar and Vocabulary for First Certifcicate by Luke Prodromou. I’ve been really surprised when I’ve seen the same example where riding is participle. What is it gerund or participle? There is no lesson about participle in your course. I’ d like to know about participle in your course.

Friday, March 20th 2015

Alex, hi! Thank you for good lesson. I got 8 out of 10! Good look to all:)

Saturday, March 21st 2015

Thank you very much for every thing.

Monday, March 23rd 2015

You’re a great teacher Alex thanks.

Wednesday, March 25th 2015

Good lesson! Thanks Alex! I’m confuse with #5 “We’re teaching English” & “We’re being taught English”.
Thanks a lot!

Tuesday, March 31st 2015

Only 5/10. Hu hu!!!

Thursday, April 2nd 2015

90% thanx

Thursday, April 2nd 2015

thanks for the lesson

Friday, April 3rd 2015

great lesson as always!

Saturday, April 4th 2015

9/10 Good lesson! Thanks, Alex!

Saturday, April 4th 2015

9\10 thanks alex

Tuesday, April 21st 2015

Too advanced lesson!

Saturday, May 2nd 2015

Hi Alex:)
gr8 lesson,
would you so kindly to answer to my following question.
What difference in the meaning between these two sentences.

She hates being told what to do. and
She hates to be told what to do.

Monday, May 4th 2015

you’re absolutely perfect,thanks!

Tuesday, May 19th 2015

Hi,I don’t know why the answer of test fifth must be c.If we’re teaching English is wrong?

Saturday, May 23rd 2015

I got 10 out of 10. Thanks Alex!

Monday, June 1st 2015

The lesson helps me alot. Thank you, Alex!

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015

thx Alex! 10 out of 10! :D

Thursday, June 18th 2015

in not really good in English =(

Saturday, June 20th 2015

Good, I got 9 out of 10. thanks Alex.

Tuesday, July 14th 2015

Thank you so much Alex, it was totally clear and perfect. i got 100.

Monday, July 27th 2015

hi Alex thanks for this lesson really give me a bush.

Thursday, August 6th 2015

Finally! I learned about active/passive gerund! Thank you:)

Thursday, August 6th 2015

Its so confused to know when is in the present and past when talking about passive voice.

For example:
6) Jack’s really proud of ____________________.
a)having been chosen to represent the company.
b)choosing to represent the company.
c)having chosen to represent the company.

after a preposition could be: having+pp or having+been+pp. How to know?

Thursday, August 20th 2015

Hi Alex i got, 9/10, but in the 5 th, the first answer is right too, is not it? anyway i was wondering if anyone could answer this question:

over the explanation i noticed this sentence :(i’m still angry about having been fired by her) , might i say in the following way? ;
i’m still angry about her firing me.

thank you early

Sunday, August 23rd 2015

I got 5 out of 10 thank you

Tuesday, September 15th 2015

Thanks a lot Alex
short and useful lesson .. I love you ^_^

Wednesday, September 30th 2015

I was very confused in the past, but now I can understand the structure of the active and passive gerunds. Thank you very much, Alex.

Sunday, October 11th 2015

I got 7- 10 points, It’s my first time here… I feel good :)

Thursday, October 22nd 2015


Friday, November 20th 2015

greate ! Thank you.

Friday, January 1st 2016

    GREAT soei !

    Wednesday, December 21st 2016

A tricky lesson, I got 7/10 much less than I expected, next time I will do my best and specially working harder.

Thursday, January 14th 2016

i saw your video on youtube. regarding gerund its very useful for beginner . thanks alex

Friday, January 15th 2016

Got 8 out of 10. Thanks alex very useful lesson.

Thursday, February 18th 2016

6/10 so difficult this lesson ….i have to work harder about gerund

Thursday, May 5th 2016

At his point, the ING form have been the most difficult grammar to learn by myself, it has a bunch of ways to be used. It can be used as a noun, before and after a preposition, there are many verbs plus ING combinations and in addition we have the rules you introduced us, the ones I am completely thankful for.

Monday, July 11th 2016

hi Alex
how to turn following into passive
horses run in the jungle.
is it correct?
the jungle is run by horses.

Monday, August 8th 2016

Finally! I learned about active/passive gerund! Thank Alex ^^”

Friday, August 19th 2016

alex i like your videos))

Thursday, September 1st 2016

Alex made this confusing grammar , easy . Thank you Alex :)

Friday, September 16th 2016

Hi, Alex. Thanks for the lesson, I find it very useful. But I have some doubt about Active Past gerund construction. I want to compose a sentence like this: “Having worked in IT for the last 5 years, I’ve got a vast experience in smth…”. Is it correct? I want to show that I’m still working in this sphere. Your examples of using active past gerund express completness of action, dont’t they? Can APG be implied in such context instead of regular present perfect continuous construction? Thank you!

Wednesday, November 2nd 2016

Thank you for the great lesson, Alex. I think I need to watch your previous lesson, ‘common verbs followed by gerunds’. See you there!

Wednesday, November 16th 2016

9/10. Thanks teacher . One of the best lessons !

Monday, December 19th 2016

Wow, That is the best video I have seen here so far. Thanks.

In other words
Never have I seen such a commendable video here!

Sunday, January 15th 2017

Please help me. I have some trouble grammar due to reading cnn news I found something in context that I don’t understand. It said that “the administration is close to completing a revised executive order on immigration” Close is have to follow by gerund all the time ? I always understand that close is followed by verb infinitive.

Tuesday, February 21st 2017

Thank you, Alex!

Monday, March 13th 2017

Thank you very much!!!!

Tuesday, March 21st 2017

Step by step I’ll do it… Thank you Alex.

Friday, March 31st 2017

We have just learned Gerunds and Infinitives at our Upper-Int class and this lesson is just in time) Thanks! 9 correct answers! I’m glad =)

Monday, April 24th 2017

Cool !!! Thanks a lot!

Sunday, June 11th 2017

it was supprising. I expected 30 may be 40. but it was 70.

Monday, June 12th 2017

I got 9 of 10, but because I am here in the u.s I utilize the English language all the time, thanks for all these great lessons.

Tuesday, July 11th 2017


Monday, August 14th 2017

Thanks Alex. I made 9/10

Thursday, November 2nd 2017

Thanks, Alex. I got 10. I am in a good mood because of having listened to a lot of lessons in Engvid.com.

Saturday, November 18th 2017

I got six correct answers and 4 got wrong,so difficult to understand, they make me still confusing

Tuesday, January 2nd 2018

Thanks for your lesson Alex, It´s really helpful in order to improve my advance level.

Friday, February 23rd 2018

Thanks Alex!

Tuesday, May 1st 2018

I got 7 of 10. Thanks for lesson

Sunday, June 10th 2018

I got 10 too!! Thanks for your efforts!

Friday, June 15th 2018

I got 10 🙂Thanks Alex

Tuesday, June 19th 2018

10/10 Very good lesson. Thanks, Alex!

Tuesday, September 25th 2018

Hi! It is Basit from pakistan. I’m really happy to find this website as oour guide, I not only learn here, but also use them in my teaching. Thanx for guiding us, Alex!

Wednesday, December 5th 2018

Thanks one more Mr. Alex!

Sunday, December 9th 2018

difficult, difficult, difficult! I decided that I will be using other forms of speaking…anyway I got 80/100

Saturday, March 16th 2019

I am watwatching you from Turkmenistan. Thanks teacher!!!

Monday, July 15th 2019

May I have a question, Sir?
The maid arranged the flowers in the vase beautifully.
Tha passive form of th e above sentence-
The flowers in the vase were beautifully arranged by the maid.
The flowers werebeautifully arranged in the vase by the maid.
Which one is correct?
I would like to know the placement of ” in the vase”.
Thanks sir.

Friday, July 26th 2019

Alex, thank you! Great lesson as always!Grazie!<3.

Thursday, October 10th 2019

Alex you are perfect as usual;)

Sunday, December 15th 2019

Your videos are GREAT!!

Monday, January 13th 2020

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