Verb Patterns: Enjoy | Infinitive vs Gerund

Enjoy - English verb patterns

In this lesson, learn how to use the verb enjoy correctly.

Video Transcript

Hello, everybody! This is Jack from tofluency.com and in this English lesson, we’re going to look at verb patterns. More specifically, we’ll look at the verb: enjoy because this is where I see a lot of mistakes made. For example, it’s very common for me to see someone saying this: I’m enjoy to do it. The correct way to say this and the verb pattern we want to use is the following: I enjoy doing it.

So, when we use enjoy, we use the verb to be and then after we say I enjoy or you enjoy. We use the gerund: doing – I enjoy doing it. The pattern stays the same no matter which tense we use. So, we can say I enjoy doing it – I enjoyed doing it – I’ve enjoyed doing yet – and I’m going to enjoy doing it. So, we still use doing, the gerund, after enjoy in any tense. Here is another example: I’m going to enjoy spending time with my family. I’m going to enjoy spending time with my family. Everyone enjoys singing karaoke, right? Now, here is an example using enjoy with a noun: he’s not enjoying this movie. He’s not enjoying this movie.

To learn more about their patterns, then watch this video. There will be a link in the description and maybe the comments section and it’s going to tell you how to learn verb patterns and give you an introduction to the infinitive versus the gerund. So, check that out and thank you for watching!

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