My boss wanted me typing.
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Gerunds can often be Modified with Possessive Forms

Definition;

Gerunds can often be modified with possessive forms such as his, her, its, your, their, our, or any common or proper noun. This makes it clearer who or what is performing the action.

Example:

1. The coach wanted us practicing.

2. Tom understood the coaching.



Verbs are Followed by a Noun Plus an Infinitive

Definition:

When a person/animal wants another person/animal to do a specific action.

Example:

1. The teacher wanted her students to speak.

2. Mike asked Tom to leave.


The gardener wanted me planting.
 
 
Pronunciation Practice
  Gerunds modified with possessive forms. Repeat after me.
1.
The teacher wanted us listening, not talking.
2.
Tom studied his writing.
3.
The coach wants them exercising.
4.
The recipe called for whisking. (whisking = stirring)
5.
The professor sat while reading.
 
  Verbs Followed by a Noun Plus an Infinitive
1.
The coach wanted his athletes to practice.
2.
My friends wanted me to come.
3.
The banker wanted me to deposit, not withdrawal.
4.
The gardener wanted me to dig.
5.
The music teacher wanted me to sing.

 

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