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How can I make the lesson easy?

Saudi Arabia

How can I make the lesson easy?
There is a lesson in the student īs book.  It īs verb patterns.
 It is about some verbs that are followed by an the infinitive or the -ing form. These verbs change the meaning depending on whether they are followed by an infinitive or -ing form, e.g. remember  ,  forget , stop , go on , and try.
 Is there any rule to make the lesson easy that help them to understand the difference in meaning. 
Some sentences are easy and some of them are difficult.  
a- she went on studying long after midnight.
b- After high school, she went on to study at university.
Thanks a lot.  

8 Feb 2015      


An easy rule is for verbs that follow with gerund -ing (you have already done or experienced) and for verbs that follow with -infinitive -to form (you haven īt yet done -future meaning with plans, decisions, wishes)
 She remembered to lock the door.  (At the time of remembering she didn īt lock the door yet)
She remembered locking the door. (At the time of remembering, she had locked the door)
Hope it helps!

8 Feb 2015     

United States

Be careful though:
"Let īs go swimming." uses the gerund but speaks of the future.

9 Feb 2015