29 verbs followed by gerunds
written by Lilian Ndongmo. ESL Teacher
Gerunds can be preceded by verbs, prepositional phrases and infinitives. In this post, we will be looking at verbs that can be followed by a gerund. Keep in mind that these verbs can be conjugated in any tense of your choice: present, past and future tenses, etc. Always remember writing a gerund after these verbs.
Let’s look at a few examples to help you write your own sentences.
- He dislikes playing football in the rain. ( verb in present tense)
- He disliked playing football in the rain. (verb in past tense)
- He will dislike playing football in the rain. (verb in future tense)
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Below is a list of verbs that can be followed by a gerund.
*Important to note: These verbs cannot be followed by an infinitive verbs except the verbs stop and quit which can take both a gerund and an infinitive.
More examples with verbs followed by gerunds.
- You risk losing your job if you sleep at your desk all day.
- I suggested having the party next week.
- Jane recommends increasing our study time to two hours a week.
- Jason will practice speaking English every day.
- You should avoid eating candies if you have a toothache.