Unit 32. Gerunds after certain Verbs.


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    Post by nuhru_1098 on Sat Sep 20, 2008 3:11 pm

    Gerunds after Certain Verbs

    We sometimes use one verb after another verb. Often the second verb is in the infinitive form, for example:

    * I want to eat.

    But sometimes the second verb must be in gerund form, for example:

    * I dislike eating.

    This depends on the first verb. Here is a list of verbs that are usually followed by a verb in gerund form:

    * admit, appreciate, avoid, carry on, consider, defer, delay, deny, detest, dislike, endure, enjoy, escape, excuse, face, feel like, finish, forgive, give up, can't help, imagine, involve, leave off, mention, mind, miss, postpone, practise, put off, report, resent, risk, can't stand, suggest, understand

    Look at these examples:

    * She is considering having a holiday.
    * Do you feel like going out?
    * I can't help falling in love with you.
    * I can't stand not seeing you.

    Some verbs can be followed by the gerund form or the infinitive form without a big change in meaning: begin, continue, hate, intend, like, love, prefer, propose, start

    * I like to play tennis.
    * I like playing tennis.
    * It started to rain.
    * It started raining.

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    Post by markitus_11 on Sat Sep 20, 2008 6:45 pm

    Thanks for the information


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