Verbs followed by -ing forms – part II

January 18, 2012pdf

Feel like

I felt like crying.

I feel like swimming.

Finish

After he finished working, he went to the market.

Have you finished writing that book yet?

Give up

I have given up smoking.

Can’t help

I couldn’t help overhearing their conversation.

She couldn’t help crying when she heard the news.

Imagine

I can’t imagine him working in an office.

I can’t imagine living without him.

Involve

The job involves spending a lot of time outdoors.

Justify

How can you justify wasting so much money on a car?

Keep / keep on

Why does she keep giggling?

My shoe-lace keeps coming undone.

What kept you from joining me?

She kept on talking about her illnesses.

Mention

She mentioned doing a crash course in acting.

She mentioned having problems with her travel arrangements.

Mind

Do you mind my smoking?

Would you mind opening the window?

Miss

I got in too late and missed seeing the news on TV.

I will always miss being with you.

Postpone

One must not postpone doing one’s work until the last moment.

I had to postpone buying the car until I got my raise.

Practise

You must practice speaking English whenever you get a chance.

Quit

You must quit smoking.

Recall

I couldn’t recall meeting her during my stay in London.

I still recall visiting Mysore.

Recommend

I highly recommend visiting this site for improving your English.

Regret

I regret leaving school at ten.

Resent

I resent working for such ridiculously low salaries.

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