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1 Gerunds Verbs + ing

2 Gerunds can be used in the following cases

3 As the subject of a sentence
Smoking in bad for your health. We all enjoy eating out.

4 As an object of certain verbs and expressions.
That car isn’t worth buying.

5 After prepositions He is interested in collecting stamps. I’m tired of waiting for him.

6 Gerunds Gerunds are formed with ING:
walking, talking, thinking, listening A gerund is a noun made from a verb by adding "-ing." The gerund form of the verb "read" is "reading." You can use a gerund as the subject, the complement, or the object of a sentence.

7 Examples Reading helps you learn English. subject of sentence
Her favorite hobby is reading. noun I enjoy reading. object of sentence

8 List of Verbs Followed by Gerunds

9 Verbs Followed by Gerunds
avoid deny dislike enjoy finish keep miss practice remember risk stop suggest

10 Gerunds are used after prepositions.
Most commonly, these are "verb + preposition + V-ing. He can’t talk about her without crying. Thanks for helping me. Let’s thing about moving to Kfar Saba. She prefers driving to taking the bus.

11 A Gerund is used after these propositions
in without for of on against from by after before about at to

12 A Gerund is used after these common expressions
Be used to Can’t help Can’t stand End up Feel like Get used to Give up It’s no use It’s (not) worthwhile Keep on Look forward to Not mind

13 Examples My sister and I are used to staying alone at night.
We are looking forward to having you stay for the summer. I don’t feel like staying. Let’s go out. Harry can’t stand arguing with his parents all the time.

14 Gerunds Tutorial Gerunds and Infinitives 1

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