INFINITIVES vs GERUNDS: the masterclass

Gerund vs infinitive

In this lesson, we learn the difference between a gerund and an infinitive. What is a gerund? A gerund is a progressive (ing) form of a verb that works as a noun in a sentence. Examples: Teaching is my passion. I love cooking. Her passion is painting stones. We are afraid of losing you. What …

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Difference between MAY and MIGHT

may vs might

May and Might are modal verbs that are most commonly used to talk about the possibility of a situation. But is there any difference in terms of their meanings? In this post, we will learn the complete use of may and might, and their similarities and differences. Now, let’s study the situations where they are …

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Difference between SEE, LOOK and WATCH

see vs look vs watch

Many students fail to understand the difference between see, look, and watch and use them interchangeably. All these words have different meanings and should be used accordingly. Let’s understand them one by one. SEE The verb ‘see’ means to perceive or notice something that comes in front of your eyes. When you see something or …

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Subject complement vs Object complement

Subject complement vs object complement

Some students get confused between the subject and the object complement, thinking there are the same thing. A complement in English is a word or words that complete the meaning of a word. There are two types of complements in English: Subject complement Object complement In this post, we learn the difference between the subject …

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Gerund vs Present participle: What’s the difference?

Gerund vs present participle

Do you, sometimes, get confused between a gerund and a present participle? Most people do. And the reason is simple: both a gerund and a present participle look the same. Both a gerund and a present participle are a progressive form of a verb (V1+ing) that function differently. What is the difference between a gerund …

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Difference between a gerund and a participle

Gerund vs participle

Before we look at the difference between a gerund and a present participle, let’s look at their definitions and understand what gerunds and participles are in English. What is a gerund in English? Gerund definition: a gerund in English is a progressive form (ing) of a verb that works as a noun in a sentence. …

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Use of CAN and COULD in English: can vs could differences

can or could

Many students get confused about what to use: can or could. Can and could are modal verbs (auxiliary) that support the main verb. Both can and could often confuse English learners as they are generally used interchangeably. In most cases, their meanings remain the same, but in some cases, they render completely different meanings. In …

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