Special Verbs Followed By Gerund in Passive Sense

Gerund in Passive Sense

"Gerund" is often used after these verbs need, deserve, require and want having passive voice sense.

Following examples for you to understand.


The dishes need washing. (need to be washed)

My car needed fixing. (needed to be fixed)


He deserves giving respect. (deserves to be given)

You don't deserve admiring this book. (don't deserve to be admired)


These checks require signing. (need to be signed)

The decision will require approving. (will need to be approved)


The machine wants repairing. (needs to be repaired)

She wants taking to the hospital. (she needs to be taken)


English Grammar Gerund

Difference between Gerund and Infinitive

Gerund - English Grammar

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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