The Gerund Form of Verbs

The Gerund Form of Verbs

The gerund form of verbs Is used us follows:

After verbs that express likes/dislikes:

like, enjoy, hate, don’t feel like, don’t mind, can’t stand

– I like doing crossword puzzles

– I enjoy going to the cinema.

– I hate having to get up early in the morning.

– I don’t mind driving at night. it doesn’t bother me.

– I can ’t stand speaking in public. I get nervous.


After certain other verbs such as:

admit, appreciate, avoid, consider, deny, finish, imagine, involve, keep on, mention, miss, suggest…

– He admitted stealing the money.

– Would you consider accepting the job?

– Can you imagine winning so much money!

– She kept on making the same mistake.

– l miss meeting my friends for lunch.


After prepositions:

after, before, instead of, good at, interested in, look forward to

– Are you interested in working for us?

– Before leaving the office please turn of the lights.

– After tidying the kitchen she wentstmight to bed.

– Our parents are looking forward to seeing ussaan.

– Would you like to walk instead of taking the bus?


After certain expressions:

it’s no use, it’s no good, there’s no point in




– It’s no use crying over spilt milk.

– It’s no good shouting at him — he’s deaf!

– There’s no point in cooking food – I’m not hungry.

the gerund form of verbs


  1. furkan khan 26 June 2016
  2. Mamunur Rahman 12 December 2016