In this section you will learn about the most common conversational structures in English. Each structure has a specific purpose. Examples are given to illustrate the correct usage.
Talking about your plans
Use the following structures to talk about your plans.
I’m thinking of + (verb-ing)
This structure is used to talk about your plans. Note that after thinking, we use of + -ing form.
- I’m thinking of writing an autobiography.
- I’m thinking of changing jobs.
- I’m thinking of starting a business.
- I’m thinking of writing to my old friends.
- I’m thinking of moving to a bigger home.
- I’m thinking of applying for that job.
- I’m thinking of visiting my old friends.
Talking about your physical or mental sensations
I’m getting / she’s getting / they’re getting / etc.
This expression can be used to talk about different physical or mental sensations that you experience at the moment of speaking.
Here are some examples:
- I’m getting nervous / anxious.
- It’s getting darker / colder.
- She’s getting better.
- I’m getting angry.
- I’m getting tired.
- I’m getting worried.
- I’m getting restless.
- I’m getting a cold.
This structure can also be used to talk about things you are going to possess sometime soon.
- I’m getting a new car.
- I’m getting a job.
Other common expressions with get are: get dressed, get married, get divorced, get engaged, get drowned, get washed and get lost.
- She’s getting married.
- They’re getting divorced.
- I’m getting ready for the party.