Gerunds are always used after certain verbs. The most common verbs are:
Admit / Anticipate / Appreciate / Avoid / Cannot help / Consider / Deny / Dislike / Enjoy / Give up / Finish / Involve (entail) / Keep on (persist) / Mention / Mind / Miss / Postpone / Practise / Prevent / Propose / Put off / Recall / Recommend / Report / Resent / Resist / Risk / Stop (prevent) / Stop (cease) / Suggest
Some verbs can be used with either a gerund or an infinitive without any change of meaning.
- E.g. begin, continue, start
Some verbs can be used with either the gerund or infinitive but there is a difference of meaning.
- E.g. remember, forget, and stop.
Certain phrases are always followed by the gerund.
- E.g. It's no good, it's no use, it's not worth..
A. Complete the following sentences using one of the verbs from the list above.
|1)||If you can´t smoking, at least you could cut down a bit!|
|2)||I´ve going the dentist for as long as I could but I now I´ve no choice.|
|3)||The shoes seemed such a bargain that I couldn´t buying them.|
|4)||Now I´m living on my own, I really having someone to chat to.|
|5)||I eating chocolate for 40 whole days.|
|6)||My neighbour going to the supermarket on the corner not the one opposite the station.|
|7)||If you insist on taking your case to court you losing everything.|
|8)||The thief stealing the car from the car park.|
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