Master Gerunds and Infinitives | Advanced English Grammar
What you'll learn
- Students will learn to use the gerund and infinitive correctly in English.
- Students should be at an intermediate to advanced level of English.
Can you identify the correct sentences below?
I stopped talking to her.
I stopped to talk to her
I avoided talking to him.
I avoided to talk to him.
She agreed selling her shoes.
She agreed to sell her shoes.
I like skiing
I like to ski
The answers may surprise you...
That's because gerunds and infinitives (or in other words: '-ing' and 'to' verbs) can be extremely confusing, even for advanced English learners and native speakers.
In fact, after 6 years working with adult English learners, this is the single biggest mistake I hear from my high level students.
That's why I've built this course. I want to finally, once an for all, clear up all the questions I've been asked over the years about gerunds and infinitives.
Questions such as:
What is a gerund?
What is an infinitive?
Why does English have two forms when many languages have only one?
How do I know to use the '-ing' form or the 'to' form?
Are there any tricks to using gerunds and infinitives correctly?
Is it 'stop smoking' or 'stop to smoke'?
Should I say "I like swimming" or "I like to swim"?
And many, many more.
If you have ever asked any of these questions, either to a teacher or silently to yourself, then this course is GUARANTEED to clear them up.
How does it work?
This course is broken down into 8 videos, each looking at gerunds and infinitives in a different way.
Unit 1: Gerund and Infinitive Introduction - In this unit, you'll learn the basics of the gerund and infinitive. After the first three lessons, you'll be ready to use these forms correctly in 95% of cases.
Unit 2: Deciding which form to use - Here, we will look at cases where you can use BOTH the gerund and infinitive, and see how it does or does not change the meaning of the sentence.
Unit 3: Advanced Gerunds and Infinitives - Unfortunately, it can get more complicated. But the good news is that I've taken the time to break down all the complexities into simple lessons. At the end of this unit, you'll be able to use gerunds and infinitives in any situation.
Unit 4: Review - A little review goes a long way. In the final unit, we will go back over everything we've learned so you can walk away knowing you have absorbed everything.
Check out a few short comments from some of my students:
"I never thought I like English grammar, but I've never had a teacher with as much passion for it as this teacher. The enthusiasm makes me want to continue with the course." - Stavi (Greece)
“I've never seen it explained quite like this. Teachers have tried to explain gerunds to me, but I never felt like they understood it themselves. Now, I really get it.” – Leo (Russia)
There’s no risk!
Like all of my courses, this course comes with a full 30 day money-back guarantee. Meaning if you are not completely satisfied with the course or your progress, simply let me know and I will refund you 100%, every last penny no questions asked.
You literally can’t lose.
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Who this course is for:
Intermediate and advanced English speakers who want to tackle tough grammar.
Anyone who uses English at work, on the phone, or in their daily lives.
If you are a beginner or just starting out in English, this course probably isn't for you.
Who this course is for:
- English learners who get confused with complex grammar.
Improving your English is easier with a professional teacher. In every one of my courses, I break down complex topics to make them much more accessible so you can start using them quickly.
I'm a total grammar nerd, but that doesn't mean my courses have to be dense. I use loads of examples and practice to help you not only understand a complex idea, but be able to use it in your everyday conversations as well.
I think it's much more important to use English correctly than to simply learn the names of all the rules.
I know it can be really frustrating when an instructor skips over the important bits or uses too much technical jargon. That's why I make sure to show you lots of examples in plain English in every one of my courses. By the end of each of my courses, you will clearly understand the topic I've presented.
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