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How many 'ing words do you know?

Sometimes words are changed by adding an 'ing ending. We use this form in English very often and knowing how and why we use it can really help you to improve your spoken and written English.


Here are some of the times that 'ing forms are used:


In continuous forms

  • He's watching television.

  • She has been reading her book all day.


After some verbs

  • I enjoy skiing.

  • Can you imagine living in a different country?


At the start of a sentence

  • Skiing is fun.

  • Describing herself as ....


As an adjective

  • Football is boring.

  • This is an interesting book.


After prepositions

  • She crossed the road without looking.

  • He is very good at playing the piano.


Next time you read an article, try to highlight the different 'ing forms. This might help you to improve your #grammar so that you can use language more effectively. Alternatively, if you want some in-depth grammar coaching, sign up for lessons with Kreis 6 English.