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Gerund 1 ( verb + ing)
The gerund must be used:
1 – After prepositions: Example: She played on the tennis court yesterday without stopping.
2 – After a word + preposition such as fond of, insist on, tired of, succeed in. Example: He always insists on doing his plans.
3 – After some specific verbs like avoid,enjoy, finish, stop, risk, excuse. Example: Many students enjoy playing basketball.
4 – After some adjectives like busy, worth. Example: She is busy cooking a delicious dinner.
5 – After some phrases like I can't help, would you mind, it's no good, look forward to, it's no use. Example: She can't help making a big cake for a birthday party.
Important notice:After some verbs such as hate,love, begin, dislike, like, prefer,we can use the gerund or the infinitive. Examples: Mr. Smith began working in the garden. Mr. Smith began to work in the garden.
Exercise: complete the sentences with the right words.
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