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!
I am looking forward to your favourable response.
I am looking forward to your reply.
I am looking forward to hearing from you.
We had a nice time at the caffe yesterday.
We enjoyed watching IRON MAN 3 movie yesterday.
I enjoyed meeting my colleague at the mall.
I had a hard time traveling in the rush hour.
Julie said she had a problem sleeping at night yesterday.
I had trouble downloading video from youtube.com because of slow internet.
Excellent sentences! Thanks! 🙂
I’ve a hard time completing my work at school and home.
Thanks Leo 🙂
Annie – It should be ‘I enjoyed seeing my classmates win the competition.’ The verb is in the present.
Just put this on my professional Facebook page and Twittered it and send it to LinkedIn…and sent it to my students.
Thanks so much!!!!
I enjoyed seeing my classmate won the competition.