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!