Verbs Followed by Gerund

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Verbs Followed by Gerund

A gerund is a noun made by adding "ing" at the end of the verb. So, a gerund is a noun. But the noun is from a verb. Let's see the following examples :

 Verb Gerund
 smoke
 write
 sing       
 smoking
 writing
 singing

The followings are the verbs that must be followed by gerund:

 admit avoid    consider  delay deny enjoy fancy
 involve imagine mind miss postpone practice regret
 stop suggest finish risk   

Let's see the following examples :
  • Stop making noise!
  • Avoid eating too much fat!
  • Have you finished making your bed?
  • The children enjoy swimming in the pool.
  • The man denied stealing the diamond.

Verbs Followed By Gerund Exercise

In this exercise you have to complete the sentences with the correct gerund !
 write     make    smoke    look     read  drive

1.  She doesn't enjoy ...........letters.
2.  Stop ............ too much noise.
3.  He finally admitted ....... his car carelessly.
4.  Have you finished ........... your newspaper?
5.  Avoid .......... cigarettes.  It's not good for your lungs.

Exercise Key


1.  She doesn't enjoy writing letters.
2.  Stop making too much noise.
3.  He finally admitted driving his car carelessly.
4.  Have you finished  reading your newspaper?
5.  Avoid smoking cigarettes.  It's not good for your lungs.




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