ESL Writing

Sentence Pattern: "Start/Stop Verb+ing

In this ESL writing lesson, students are introduced to the sentence pattern "start/stop verb+ing".

 

Sentence Pattern

 

start/stop verb+ing

 

· When you put a verb after start, begin, stop, finish, or quit,

you must add “-ing”

 

 

start (started)

begin (began)

stop (stopped)

finish (finished)

quit (quit)

verb+ing

 

 

 

Examples:

I started studying English in 3rd grade.

I finished writing my homework at 11:00 last night.

My father quit smoking because it is unhealthy.

We began dating when we met last year.

 

 

 

Write your own sentences, using the sentence pattern above:

 

 

1. ______________________________________________________

 

 

2. ______________________________________________________

 

 

3. ______________________________________________________

 

 

4. ______________________________________________________

 

 

5. ______________________________________________________

 

 

 

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