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Post by Angela Qian on May 18, 2017

aren't they also called verbals? and what about the participials?

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Post by Muhammad ISHAQUE on August 23, 2016


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Post by Sharon McLaughlin on April 19, 2016

well DOOOONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Last reply by: Muhammad ISHAQUE
Tue Aug 23, 2016 2:17 AM

Post by mosab radi on February 24, 2015

could i say my passion is to paint

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Last reply by: Professor Hendershot
Sat Jan 11, 2014 1:44 AM

Post by Rosa Avila on January 3, 2014

You did not state in the video how infinitives may be used. I read somewhere that they can be used as nouns, adjectives, or adverbs. Is this true?

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Last reply by: Professor Hendershot
Sat Jan 11, 2014 2:00 AM

Post by Yu Zhang on December 24, 2013

I confuse whether "make" is followed by "do" or "doing"

Societies acting through their governments make the rules( )which acts are illegal.

the answer is (stating), but why we can not use (state)?

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Last reply by: Professor Hendershot
Mon Jun 24, 2013 6:53 PM

Post by Vanessa Pieper on June 24, 2013

I was wondering why gerunds and infinitives are taught together since gerunds are not verbs.

Infinitives & Gerunds

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Objectives 0:07
  • What is a Gerund? 0:30
    • Definition
    • Functions as a Noun
    • Example
  • Using Gerunds 1:59
    • Used as Subjects
    • Used as Complements
    • Used as Objects
    • Use Gerunds After Certain Verbs
    • Examples
  • What is An Infinitive? 5:09
    • Definition
    • 'To' Can Also Be a Preposition
  • Using Infinitives 6:15
    • List of Verbs You See Infinitives After
    • Examples
    • Use After These Verbs When Verb is Followed By a Noun or Pronoun
    • Examples
  • Infinitive or Gerund 8:23
    • Describing an Activity
    • Examples
  • Infinitive or Gerund? Practice 9:24
  • Infinitive or Gerund? Answers 9:55
  • Infinitive or Gerund? Practice 2 10:55
  • Infinitive or Gerund? Answers 2 11:21