English Lesson: Common Phrases with Gerunds

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She’s looking forward to going to Niagara Falls!

Today, lets look at some common phrases using gerunds (VerbING)

When you are excited about and anticipating a future event, you can use look forward to + gerund. Of course, look forward to + noun is also possible:

  • I am looking forward to seeing you tomorrow.
  • I am looking forward to my vacation.

We also use enjoy, have fun, and have a good/great/nice time + gerund.

  • I enjoyed seeing my former colleagues at the party.
  • We had fun going shopping in the new mall last week.
  • Jack said he had a great time traveling in Morocco.

We also use have trouble, have a problem, and have a hard/difficult time+ gerund.

  • I had trouble trying to repair my computer by myself.
  • Jenny said she had a problem working with the new boss.
  • I had a hard time figuring out the subways in Tokyo.

I hope you enjoyed this lesson. I’m looking forward to seeing your comments here!