English Grammar Gerund

English Grammar Gerund

The verbs ending in -ing are called "Gerund"

The verbs that are followed by "Gerund"


  • He carries on working part time.
  • She imagined buying a new flat. 

Here are some common verbs English grammar gerund with examples that followed by "Gerund"

Abhor - I abhor watching violent movies.

Acknowledge - People acknowledge learning English.

Admit - The thief admitted stealing money.

Advise - The teacher advised working harder than before.

Allow - The mother allows going outside.

Anticipate - She anticipated having no result for all hard work.

Appreciate - The government appreciates organizing the sports event.

Avoid - He avoids having tea.

Be worth - It is worth mentioning that he is one of the most talented guys we have got.

Can’t help - I can’t help flying to China this week.

Couldn’t help - She couldn’t help laughing at him.

Carry on - They carried on having terrible dispute.

Celebrate - The all employees celebrated holding a party.

Confess - He confessed promoting negativism in the community.

Consider - We consider inviting Julia as well.

Continue - The government continues taking its major  decisions.

Defend - He defended telling a lie.

Delay - Boss delayed starting the meeting.

Deny - John denies hitting the car.

Detest - She detests dinning out.

Discontinue - The company discontinued hiring for the time being.

Discuss - We discussed bringing some changes in the plan.

Dislike - He dislikes sitting alone.

Dispute - The husband and wife disputed changing the flat.

Dread - He dreads riding a bike fast.

Endure - He couldn't endure being defeated.

Enjoy - I enjoy playing cricket.

Escape - They escaped paying taxes.

Evade - She evaded singing a song in the party.

Explain - He explained dealing with delegation.

Fancy - He fancies going on date with her.

Fear - She fears losing everything she earned in the life.

Feel like - I feel like eating mango.

Feign - Ali feigned going back home.

Finish - We finish constructing house.

Forgive - Mother forgave offending her.

Give up - He gave up preventing from fat.

Include - The activities include playing football and many more things.

Involve - He involved plundering the country.

Justify - We couldn't justify making that blunder.

Keep - They kept playing well for the nation.

Keep on - They keep on playing well for the nation.

Mention - He mentions announcing the budget next month.

Mind - Do you mind waiting for my brother?

Miss - She misses singing with him.

Necessitate - Ibrahim necessitated passing the exams.

Omit - He omits exercising in the morning.

Permit - The rules and regulation don't permit smoking inside premises.

Postpone - They postponed arranging the meeting.

Practice - She practices playing tennis.

Put off - They put off discussing this matter.

Recall - I recall playing squash when i was young.

Recollect - We recollected living in China.

Recommend - She recommended taking the bus.

Regret - He regretted leaving the job.

Report - He reported the boss finishing the task.

Resent - He resented her being there.

Resist - He resisted eating chocolates.

Resume - We resumed doing our activities after a little break.

Risk - We can't risk getting late we don't have much time.

Shirk - The boy shirked paying attention to the lecture.

Stop - They stopped teasing her.

Suggest - He suggests watching a football match.

Support - We always support helping needy people.

Tolerate - We cannot tolerate increasing crimes.

Understand - I understand meeting her is not fruitful.

Urge - She urged solving the problems of common people.


Special phrases that are followed by "Gerund"


  • I feel like eating ice cream.
  • What about meeting Ibrahim tonight?

Here are some special phrases with examples that followed by "Gerund"

What about - What about meeting Ibrahim tonight?

There's no point in - There's no point in asking the questions.

There's no - There's no bribing anymore.

It's no use - It is no use arguing with him.

It's good - It's good taking pills on time.

It's no good - It's no good leaving study early.

What is good of - What is good of discussing this matter.

How about - How about going to the cinema.

There's no harm in - There's no harm in taking your children to the zoo.

Feel like - I feel like eating mango.

Don't mind - I don't mind walking early in the morning.

Be busy - She was busy washing the cloths.


English Grammar Gerund

Difference between Gerund and Infinitive

Special Verbs followed by Gerund in passive sense

Gerund after prepositions

Infinitive and Gerund

Infinitive and Gerund - with same meaning

Infinitive and Gerund - with different meaning

Infinitive Grammar

Infinitive with to - English Grammar

Infinitive without to - English Grammar

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