‘Being’ or ‘To be’for Experience or condition

I’ve read in a http://portlandenglish.edu/blog/how-to-use-being-and-having-as-gerunds/ that When we use the gerund “being” plus an adjective, a preposition, or a noun, we are talking about experience or condition. The website explains as follows: Here are some examples using “being” with an adjective, a preposition, and a noun: Being stuck in between two people is uncomfortable. [ … Read more

Why -ing was used in this sentence? [closed]

Closed. This question is off-topic. It is not currently accepting answers. Want to improve this question? Update the question so it’s on-topic for English Language Learners Stack Exchange. Closed 4 years ago. Improve this question Why -ing was used in meet and taste words in the sentence bellow? I love meeting new people and tasting … Read more

to ensure Trump and Bolton are stopped

The only way to win this war is to ensure Trump and Bolton are stopped before they start it. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/opinion-parsi-war-with-iran_n_5abd46fde4b055e50acc2e82 I would like to ask whether it is possible to replace the bolded part with “being stopped” or “to be stopped” which I would opt there. Answer The form: The only way to X is … Read more

detail or detailing

In the following extract from Frankenstein, which of the two possibilities do you think makes more sense? and although I loved him with a mixture of affection and reverence that knew no bounds, yet I could never persuade myself to confide in him that event which was so often present to my recollection, but which … Read more

Is the use of this gerund correct or not?

I’m oftenly confused with the use of gerund, both in writing and talking, like this sentence that I write to my teacher. Is the use of gerund in here correct or not? Sir this is the evidence of our team pasting the poster in the toilet. Answer pasting is no gerund in your sentence because … Read more

Simple Passive and Simple Active Gerunds

Why is the first sentence wrong? Sarah’s kitten loves holding. She holds it every day. It seems correct. For example: I like dancing. He enjoys swimming. Alice likes running and jumping. Answer We should use the simple passive gerund because the kitten is not the doer of the action. Her kitten loves being held. Simple … Read more