5. Gerund in Non-finite Clause and as Object
Verb + Gerund a) Gerund follows verb when the complement of the main verb is about some activity or action and when the main verb and activity/action relate to the same subject. avoid taking sweets , can’t bear staying away from home any longer, didn’t bother calling/ inquiring, completed proofreading, considering lifting sanction, continued working till morning, the summary facilitates quick and comprehensive understanding, finished eating, couldn’t help crying, hate wasting food, look forward to meeting you soon, don’t mind shifting to middle seat, would miss hanging out in pubs, practice rehearsing, resumed taking drugs and alcohol, risked driving alone, started working, the screen stopped flickering, tried convincing; have you tried fixing with glue? b) Gerund follows Prepositional verbs and phrasal verbs with particles
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