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# 1onch-onch Aug 5 2019, 23:05 PM
Hi all,


I know it is not the place but many people here are from us or uk and i dont know any other people to ask.

I have an english test in 1 week and there is something i dont get:


Can anyone explain me plz when i have to write a verb with ing in the end or with to + verb.


For exemple:
Sometimes we have the verb then verb +ing:
She enjoyed strolling in the street (why cant i say: she enjoyed to stroll in the street)
He denied asking the question. (in my test, he denied to ask the question is wrong sentence why???)

And sometimes verb Then to+verb:
It is started to rain (why not raining)
She regrets to have to say that you are fired. (why this is the good sentence and not: she regrets having to say that etc...)
They all suggested.... Early
The good answer was starting and not to start. Really wtf.

I heard masterleaf is an english teacher, can someone tell him to answer me plzz. I dont get when i have to write v-ing or to-verb..... Is there any ways to know when i have to write v + to v or v + v-ing

The test is so so important to me.

Thx in advance

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# 2Leikeze Aug 5 2019, 23:53 PM
What is the test for?

I would suggest you look at the sentences and try to think of what each word means with it's placement, then try to figure out what the sentence implies each way.

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# 3Luvaskot Aug 6 2019, 07:17 AM
PLE+ING RZ

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# 4Claymore92 Aug 6 2019, 09:06 AM
Playing redzone or to play redzone?

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# 5onch-onch Aug 6 2019, 09:08 AM
QUOTE(Leikeze @ Aug 6 2019, 00:53 AM) *

What is the test for?

I would suggest you look at the sentences and try to think of what each word means with it's placement, then try to figure out what the sentence implies each way.


English test to enter in army. Hmm ok thx

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# 6PoKeMoM Aug 6 2019, 15:20 PM
QUOTE(onch-onch @ Aug 6 2019, 09:08 AM) *

English test to enter in army. Hmm ok thx


If you can place a noun after the 'to' in the sentence you're writing and the sentence makes sense, then you use a gerund (verb + ing). If not, then you use an infinitive (to + verb).

Let's use the sentence you wrote as an example:

English test to person, place, thing. Placing a noun after the 'to' makes the sentence nonsensical, so you would use an infinitive.

English test to enter in the army. [Inifinitive]

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# 7onch-onch Aug 6 2019, 16:14 PM
Ok thank you so much pokemom. I will use that. This is simple. Thx a lot

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# 8Olli Aug 6 2019, 16:17 PM
I'll try to explain it to you tomorrow.

And not: I'll trying to explaining it to you tomorrow 😅



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# 9onch-onch Aug 6 2019, 16:36 PM
I will have one more question poke, i will post it to night loul

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# 10onch-onch Aug 7 2019, 18:53 PM
If you are still around poke, i have one more question.
In my grammar English book it is explained:
I must write "be used to + v-ing" when it regularly. In the book they give that exemple:"Irish people are used to drinking much beer after a rugby match." it explains that because they do it all time so i must write "used to drinking" and no "used to drink"
Then I tried some exercices:
It is a multiple choice question and u had that sentence:
"I am used...... Coffee at breakfast.
a-drink
B-to drink
C-to drinking
D-drinking
The good answer was B with" to drink". I answered C and wrong post-13661-1143531603.gif This is what i dont understand because previously it says you must write to drinking because it is something the guy normally do all the time during his breakfast.
So my question is what the difference between the 2 sentence, for me, the sense is the same:
"Irish people are used to drinking much beer after a rugby match." and "I am used to drink coffee at breakfast"
Also in the book it says i can also write be accustomed to + v-ing.
Last detail, the exercice book and grammar book are 2 books

Thx in advance

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# 11zTipzee Aug 10 2019, 03:52 AM
QUOTE(onch-onch @ Aug 7 2019, 18:53 PM) *

If you are still around poke, i have one more question.
In my grammar English book it is explained:
I must write "be used to + v-ing" when it regularly. In the book they give that exemple:"Irish people are used to drinking much beer after a rugby match." it explains that because they do it all time so i must write "used to drinking" and no "used to drink"
Then I tried some exercices:
It is a multiple choice question and u had that sentence:
"I am used...... Coffee at breakfast.
a-drink
B-to drink
C-to drinking
D-drinking
The good answer was B with" to drink". I answered C and wrong post-13661-1143531603.gif This is what i dont understand because previously it says you must write to drinking because it is something the guy normally do all the time during his breakfast.
So my question is what the difference between the 2 sentence, for me, the sense is the same:
"Irish people are used to drinking much beer after a rugby match." and "I am used to drink coffee at breakfast"
Also in the book it says i can also write be accustomed to + v-ing.
Last detail, the exercice book and grammar book are 2 books

Thx in advance
id have picked C aswell.

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# 12ToxicShock Aug 10 2019, 08:00 AM
B is the wrong answer. C makes sense.

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# 13Leikeze Aug 10 2019, 15:44 PM
What dialect is the test conducted in?

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# 14derand411 Aug 10 2019, 19:32 PM
English textbooks can be wrong sometimes (speaking from my own experience).

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# 15inselaffe Aug 12 2019, 09:11 AM
C is the right answer

I am used to drinking Coffee at breakfast. (means thats what you normally do)

Where as if it was

I am to drink Coffee at breakfast. (means some one is giving you an order or told you to do it)

I drink Coffee at breakfast. (is just telling some one what you do past or future)

I'm drinking Coffee with my breakfast (what your doing at present)

Athough my English sucks due to being dyslexic but I am English.

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# 16Whitey Aug 12 2019, 13:28 PM
QUOTE(derand411 @ Aug 10 2019, 19:32 PM) *

English textbooks can be wrong sometimes (speaking from my own experience).

There is no single way of saying things in English, accents come into play hardcore.

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# 17onch-onch Aug 12 2019, 18:50 PM
Thank you all.
I appreciate

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