Rewrite the following sentences turning the appropriate verbs into gerunds or verbs + ing.

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1. You must start to behave like an adult.

1. You must start behaving like an adult.

2. When do you go to start working?

2. When are you going to start working?

3. I think they are preventing me to win the race.

3. I think they are preventing me from winning the race.

4. He hugged her, almost lift her off the ground.

4. He hugged her, almost lifting her off the ground.

5. To lose another match will get the manager into trouble.

5. Losing another match will get the manager into trouble.

6. Never punish children to make them go hungry.

6. Never punish children by making them go hungry.

7. He had hurt his leg and limped badly.

7. He had hurt his leg and was limping badly.

8. Please, will you all join with me to sing the national anthem.

8. Please, will you all join with me in singing the national anthem.

9. They use different criteria to judge success at school.

9. They use different criteria for judging success at school.

10. She had great difficulty to learn to read and write.

10. She had great difficulty in learning to read and write.

11. It has rained for an hour now.

11. It has been raining for an hour now.

12. I wrote to explain the issues in great detail.

12. I wrote explaining the issues in great detail.

13. Those boys often go around to whistle at girls.

13. Those boys often go around whistling at girls.

14. I love to sit and to watch the world go by.

14. l love sitting and watching the world go by.

15. Look at that monkey scratch all over the body.

15. Look at that monkey scratching all over the body.

16. To write poetry kept him busy during his leisure.

16. Writing poetry kept him busy during his leisure.

17. Her grandmother is interested to learn how to knit.

17. Her grandmother is interested in learning how to knit.

18. Their enjoyment is to fish and boat at the lake.

18. Their enjoyment is fishing and boating at the lake.

19. She was sorry to lose my book.

19. She was sorry for losing my book.

20. Are you used to sit cross-legged?

20. Are you used to sitting cross-legged?

21. He doesn't mind to be reminded of his past mistakes.

21. He doesn't mind being reminded of his past mistakes.

22. She seems to like to interrupt our conversation.

22. She seems to like interrupting our conversation.

23. Have you ever tried to make a fire without a match?

23. Have you ever tried making a fire without a match?

24. You must avoid to bend at the waist when lift heavy objects.

24. You must avoid bending at the waist when lifting heavy objects.

25. While he was speaking, the guests listened with great interest.

25. While he was speaking, the guests were listening with great interest.