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, 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.