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Verbs Followed by Gerunds


1 = verb followed by a gerund OR a noun + an infinitive
2 = verb followed by a gerund OR an infinitive with a difference in meaning
3 = verb followed by a gerund OR an infinitive with little difference in meaning


admit He admitted cheating on the test.
advise [1] The doctor generally advised drinking low-fat milk.
allow [1] Ireland doesn't allow smoking in bars.
anticipate I anticipated arriving late.
appreciate I appreciated her helping me.
avoid He avoided talking to her.
begin [3] I began learning Chinese.
can't bear [3] He can't bear having so much responsibility.
can't help He can't help talking so loudly.
can't see I can't see paying so much money for a car.
can't stand [3] He can't stand her smoking in the office.
cease [3] The government ceased providing free healthcare.
complete He completed renovating the house.
consider She considered moving to New York.
continue [3] He continued talking.
defend The lawyer defended her making such statements.
delay He delayed doing his taxes.
deny He denied committing the crime.
despise She despises waking up early.
discuss We discussed working at the company.
dislike She dislikes working after 5 PM.
don't mind I don't mind helping you.
dread [2] She dreads getting up at 5 AM.
encourage [1] He encourages eating healthy foods.
enjoy We enjoy hiking.
finish [2] He finished doing his homework.
forget [2] I forgot giving you my book.
hate [3] I hate cleaning the bathroom.
imagine He imagines working there one day.
involve The job involves traveling to Japan once a month.
keep She kept interrupting me.
like [3] She likes listening to music.
love [3] I love swimming.
mention He mentioned going to that college.
mind Do you mind waiting here for a few minutes.
miss She misses living near the beach.
need [2] The aquarium needs cleaning.
neglect [3] Sometimes she neglects doing her homework.
permit [1] California does not permit smoking in restaurants.
postpone He postponed returning to Paris.
practice She practiced singing the song.
prefer [3] He prefers sitting at the back of the movie theater.
propose [3] I proposed having lunch at the beach.
quit [2] She quit worrying about the problem.
recall Tom recalled using his credit card at the store.
recollect She recollected living in Kenya.
recommend Tony recommended taking the train.
regret [2] She regretted saying that.
remember [2] I remember telling her the address yesterday.
report He reported her stealing the money.
require [1] The certificate requires completing two courses.
resent Nick resented Debbie's being there.
resist He resisted asking for help.
risk He risked being caught.
start [3] He started studying harder.
stop [2] She stopped working at 5 o'clock.
suggest They suggested staying at the hotel.
tolerate I tolerated her talking.
try [2] Sam tried opening the lock with a paperclip.
understand I understand his quitting.
urge [1] They urge recycling bottles and paper.


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