Presentation on theme: "Sandra Uribarri Laura Rodríguez 1ºBACH C. Can be the subject or the object: “ Swimming is a popular sport” Verbs followed by an –ing form: admit avoid."— Presentation transcript:
Can be the subject or the object: “ Swimming is a popular sport” Verbs followed by an –ing form: admit avoid begin consider delay deny dislike enjoy forget hate imagine intend like love mind miss practice prefer remember resent risk start stop suggest try “I like eating chocolate ice cream” Verbs marked in red can also be followed by an infinitive with no change in meaning. Verbs marked in green can also be followed by an infinitive, but the meaning is different.
Verbs which are followed by the –ing form can also be followed by the passive –ing form, which is being +past participle. “I can´t imagine being paid that much money” Verbs: need, want and require can be followed by –ing, but this has a passive meaning. “The machine needs/ wants / requires servicing”
Can be the object of a preposition. The -ing form always follows a preposition. “ I apologized for being late” “ Do you hear that sound of splashing water?”
It’s (not) worth: “Is it worth paying this price?” As well as: “This is as interesting as going to the cinema.” It’s no good/ use: “It’s no good complaining”. There’s no use/point in: “There’s no point in running, the bus has gone.” Instead of: “I prefer to sing instead of playing.” Can’t help: “I can’t help crying when I see this movie”. To be/ get/become used to. “ I was used to people running in the forest”.
Can be used after determiners in formal English to show the possesive. “Does my listening to the radio bother you?