Meaning of -ING in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ -ɪŋ ]


-ing is added to verbs to form present participles. Present participles are used with auxiliary verbs to make continuous tenses. They are also used like adjectives, describing a person or thing as doing something.

He was walking along the street...

Children sit round small tables, talking to each other...

It was worth it to see all those smiling faces.



-ing is added to verbs to form uncount nouns referring to activities.

Gardening is very popular in Britain...

This campaign is one of the most successful in the history of advertising.


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