May 122012
 

3 types of “Vmain +  Vmain”:

Vmain      +    to Vmaino

Vmain      +    Vmaino

Vmain      +    Vmaining

Ex: – I     want     to eat     apple.

–       I     make    you    smile.

–       I practice speaking English everyday.

                       

“Vmain  +  to  Vmaino” or “Vmain  + Vmaino”, or “Vmain  + Vmaining”:

Most of English verbs go with the structure “Vmain + to Vmaino

There are only some verbs that go with “Vmain + Vmaino”, “Vmain + Vmaining”.

If we can remember some verbs with “Vmain + Vmaino”, “Vmain + Vmaining”, we can use the correct verb forms in any situation.

 

1. Verbs go with Ving:       S + Vmain + Vmaining

Admit                                                 Advise

Anticipate                                         Avoid

Complete                                          Discuss

Dislike                                               Enjoy

Escape                                               Finish

Imagine                                             Keep

Mention                                             Mind

Miss                                                    Postpone

Practise                                             Suggest

Quit                                                    Recommend

Regret                                                Understand

Can’t help                                          Can’t bear

Can’t stand                                        It’s no use

What about= How about

            ……………….

Ex: –  I suggest going to London for our next trip.

–       How about going to London for our next trip?

 

2. Verbs go with V0:         S + Vmain + Vmaino

Let

Help              +         (O)     +         V0

Make

Ex: – I   make   you   smile.

–       Let’s  go to school together. (let’s = let us)

–       I’ll help you do this exercise.

 

Exercise: Circle the correct answer

1.  Dave avoids                                        outside in the summer because it’s very hot.

a. go                                       b. to go

c. going                                  d. went

2.  Dave practises                                   to English everyday.

a. listen                                  b. to listen

c. listening                            d. listened

3.  Dave wants                                         to school tomorrow.

a. go                                       b. to go

c. going                                  d. went

4.  Dave wants you                                 to school tomorrow.

a. go                                       b. to go

c. going                                  d. went

5.  Dave can                                              this exercise, because it’s easy.

a. do                                       b. to do

c. doing                                 d. did

6.  Can you                                    English?

a. speak                                 b. to speak

d. speaking                           d. spoke

7.  Do you know how                             to the post office near here?

a. go                                       b. to go

c. going                                  d. gone

8.  I saw you                                 at the supermarket yesterday.

a. stay                                                b. to stay

c. staying                               d.  a & c đúng

9.  It’s difficult                              outside, because the weather is bad now.

a. go                                       b. to go

c. going                                  d. gone

10.  Dave has nothing                            right now.

a. do                                       b. to do

c. doing                                 d. did

Solution:

1. c                              2. c                              3. b                             4. b

5. a                             6. a                             7. b                             8. d

9. b                             10. b

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