45 Common Verbs Followed by Gerunds in English

Learn useful list of Verbs Followed by Gerunds in English with examples.

Verbs Followed by Gerunds List

Admit

He was embarrassed to admit making a mistake.

Advise

He advised applying at once.

Anticipate

I didn’t anticipate having to do the cooking myself!

Acknowledge

She acknowledged receiving assistance.

Appreciate

I appreciate having enough time to finish.

Avoid

She decided to be a nun in order to avoid meeting him.

Bear

I wish she wouldn’t eat so fast. I can’t bear watching her.

Begin

I began teaching in 1984.

Complete

He completed drawing his pictures.

Consider

Investors should consider putting some money into an annuity.

Defer

She deferred writing my thesis.

Delay

Big companies often delay paying their bills.

Deny

She denied taking the money.

Discuss

We briefly discussed buying a second car.

Dislike

I dislike being the centre of attention.

Enjoy

I really enjoy talking to you.

Entail

This review procedure entails repeating the test.

Finish

He finished cleaning the kitchen.

Forget

I’ll never forget visiting them.

Hate

I hate getting to the theatre late.

Intend

I hear they intend marrying.(U.K)

Involve

This procedure involves testing each sample twice.

Justify

My results justify taking drastic action.

Keep

I keep thinking about Joe, all alone in that place.

Like

She likes playing tennis.

Love

I love going out to restaurants.

Mention

He mentioned going to that college.

Mind

Would you mind repeating what you just said?

Miss

He had missed being elected by a single vote.

Postpone

He postponed returning to Paris.

Practice

Today we’re going to practice parking.

Prefer

Chantal prefers travelling by train.

Quit

She quits worrying about the problem.

Recall

I don’t recall seeing any cars parked outside.

Recollect

I recollect seeing Ryder some years ago in Bonn.

Recommend

I would never recommend using a sunbed on a regular basis.

Regret

I regret leaving school so young.

Resent

Many conscripts resent having to do their military service.

Resist

She can never resist buying new shoes.

Risk

He risked being caught.

Sanction

They will not sanction copying without permission.

Start

He started tipping the pea pods into a pan.

Stop

I hoped he would stop asking awkward questions.

Suggest

Tracey suggested meeting for a drink after work.

Tolerate

We don’t tolerate smoking in the library.

Try

They decided they would try living in America for a while.

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