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Avoid the common English mistake of using 'thinking of' with a verb. Here are the correct examples of using 'thinking of' and 'thinking about'. In the English language, putting two -ing words together often is not only natural but correct. In today’s Everyday Grammar, we will look at examples of when two or more -ing words appear next to each other. A present participle is a word that is formed from a verb and ends in -ing. continuous is made from the present tense of the verb be and the –ing form of a verb: verbs of thinking and feeling: summarising a book, film or play.
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This is a very rare verb form, and it is rarely used in English today. The verb says in the base form of the verb.
The base form, or the bare infinitive, is the simplest form of a verb. Her brother suggests that she study harder. NOT: Her brother suggests that she studies harder.
NOTE: You cannot use another verb tense in the that-clause.
You cannot use the simple past. You must use the subjunctive form. Also, in American English it is not common to use should in the that-clause. I 'm just leaving work.
I'll be home in an hour. Please be quiet.
The children are sleeping. Mary is going to a new school next term. What are you doing next week? Are you listening? Are they coming to your party? When is she going home? What am I doing here? We make negatives by putting not or n't after am , is or are:. I 'm not doing that. You are n't listening. They are n't coming to the party. She i s n' t going home until Monday.
We do not normally use the continuous with stative verbs. Stative verbs include:. I understand you.
This cake tastes wonderful. At eight o'clock we are usually having breakfast. When I get home the children are doing their homework. Michael is at university. He 's studying history. The present participle is singing. One common situation in which two - ing words can appear next to each other is when the first - ing word is part of a continuous verb tense and the second - ing word is a gerund, as in the first example:.
Here, have been avoiding is the present perfect continuous form of to avoid. Going is the gerund. Here, am considering is the present continuous form of the verb to consider.
downloading is the gerund. In English, we add the verb t o go to certain recreational activities. These activities include fishing, swimming, shopping and skating , plus more than a dozen more. Because of this, when go is in the continuous verb tense, you will see two -ing words together.
In this sentence, am going is the present continuous form of the verb to go and the gerund is shopping. In this sentence, are going is the present continuous form of the verb to go and skating is the gerund. Note, however, that you will not see two -ing words together when go is not in the continuous tense with these activities.
For example: In this example, is becoming is the present continuous form of the verb to become and irritating is an adjective that describes the noun noise. Here's another:.
In this example, have been hearing is the present perfect continuous form of the verb to hear and disturbing is an adjective that describes the noun stories. In this sentence, are considering is the present continuous form of the verb to consider.
Notice that there are still three -ing words close together, but the preposition about separates the first two. However, many examples of three - ing words together do not sound natural.