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Modern English Classes

Modern English Classes

Somos una empresa emprendedora y dinámica, convencida en ofrecer a todos nuestros estudiantes la satisfacción de un Ingles práctico y conversacional (en tiempo record), a través de la conceptualización, diseño y desarrollo de soluciones a sus necesidades de comunicación particulares. Permitiéndoles maximizar su éxito.

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Which is the correct form?

Type B tip Intermediate

Al estudiar Ingles mejoraras tus oportunidades laborales

To the study English you will improve your working opportunities

By to study English you will improve your working opportunities

By studying English you will improve your working opportunities

By + verb + ing

By studying English you will improve your working opportunities

Examples

By signing that document, you are accepting the deal

Some people learn better by doing things

By copying the book you are going against the rules of this library

By submitting yourself to your opponent, you are showing weakness

 

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Which is the correct form?

Type B tip Intermediate

El libro es para leer

The book is for to read
The book is to read
The book is for reading
   

The book is for reading

object + to be + for + infinitive ing 

This structure is used to indicate purpose, use or end, or to refer to the usefulness of an object:

Examples


The book is for reading El libro es para leer
The car is for driving El carro es para conducir
The bed is for sleeping La cama es para dormir
School is for studying La escuela es para estudiar

 

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Para hablar buen Ingles

Type B tip Intermediate

For to speak good English or…To speak good English?

 

It is important to understand that for must disappear:

Examples

Infinitive with for→para

Infinitive & for disappears

To speak with Juan we need his phone number
For to speak with Juan we need his phone number
Para hablar con Juan necesitamos su número
To understand English you need to practice a lot
For to understand English you need to practice a lot
Para aprender Ingles necesitas practicar mucho
To go to the U.S.A. you must have a visa
For to go to the U.S.A. you must have a visa
Para ir a Estados Unidos usted necesita una visa

We can conclude

In general: para trabajar, para estudiar, para comer, para decir, para empezar, para “whatever”:
Infinitive + complement
For to speak English

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Infinitive with ing…or with to?

Type B tip Intermediate

Well…it depends. Let’s check some examples starting a sentence

Examples

Infinitive starting a sentence


Learning English at Modern English Classes is fun 
To learn English at Modern English Classes is fun χ
Working with Juan Carlos has been a great experience
To work with Juan Carlos has been a great experience χ
Studying English is important
To study English is important χ
Having a baby is a great responsibility
To have a baby is a great responsibility χ

We can conclude

If we are using the infinitive at the beginning of a sentence it will most likely be with
ing

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