Examples of Sentences Gerund Phrases After Certain Verbs

Understanding Gerund

Gerund is a verb (verb) that is added ing (verb + ing) and functions as a noun (noun). In other words, gerund is a verb that is dammed / changed into a noun.

Gerund Phrase Example After Certain Verb

  • Admit
    He admitted cheating on the test.
    • Advise
    The doctor generally advised drinking low-fat milk.
    • Allow
    Ireland doesn’t allow smoking in bars.
    • Anticipate
    I anticipated arriving late.
    • Appreciate
    I appreciated her helping me.
    • Avoid
    He avoided talking to her.
    • Begin
    I began learning Chinese.
    • can’t bear
    He can’t bear having so much responsibility.
    • can’t help
    He can’t help talking so loudly.
    • can’t see
    I can’t see paying so much money for a car.
    • can’t stand
    He can’t stand her smoking in the office.
    • Cease
    The government ceased providing free healthcare.
    • Complete
    He completed renovating the house.
    • Consider
    She considered moving to New York.
    • Continue
    He continued talking.
    • Defend
    The lawyer defended her making such statements.
    • Delay
    He delayed doing his taxes.
    • Deny
    He denied committing the crime.
    • Despise
    She despises waking up early.
    • Discuss
    We discussed working at the company.
    • Dislike
    She dislikes working after 5 PM.
    • Mind
    I don’t mind helping you.
    • Dread
    She dreads getting up at 5 AM.
    • Encourage
    He encourages eating healthy foods.
    • Enjoy
    We enjoy hiking.
    • Finish
    He finished doing his homework.
    • forget
    I forgot giving you my book.
    • hate
    I hate cleaning the bathroom.
    • Imagine
    He imagines working there one day.
    • Involve
    The job involves traveling to Japan once a month.
    • Keep
    She kept interrupting me.
    • Like
    She likes listening to music.
    • Love
    I love swimming.
    • Mention
    He mentioned going to that college.
    • Miss
    She misses living near the beach.
    • neglect
    Sometimes she neglects doing her homework.
    • permit
    California does not permit smoking in restaurants.
    • Postpone
    He postponed returning to Paris.
    • Practice
    She practiced singing the song.
    • Prefer
    He prefers sitting at the back of the movie theater.
    • propose
    I proposed having lunch at the beach.
    • quit
    She quit worrying about the problem.
    • Recall
    Tom recalled using his credit card at the store.
    • Recollect
    She recollected living in Kenya.
    • Recommend
    Tony recommended taking the train.
    • regret
    She regretted saying that.
    • Remember
    I remember telling her the address yesterday.
    • Report
    He reported her stealing the money.
    • require
    The certificate requires completing two courses.
    • Resent
    Nick resented Debbie’s being there.
    • Resist
    He resisted asking for help.
    • Risk
    He risked being caught.
    • Start
    He started studying harder.
    • Stop
    She stopped working at 5 o’clock.
    • Suggest
    They suggested staying at the hotel.
    • Tolerate
    I tolerated her talking.
    • Try
    Sam tried opening the lock with a paperclip.
    • Understand
    I understand his quitting.
    • Urge
    They urge recycling bottles and paper