Grammar Patterns

V -ing; V n -ing

V -ing; V n -ing

Perhaps he had locked the door to avoid being disturbed during his meal.
The couple are trying for a second time to agree on a divorce settlement to avoid their case going to public court.
I like doing competitions but I never win anything.
My mum doesn't like me cycling 'cos of all the heavy traffic.
He won't offend you if it means offending me.
He said he would not reverse his decision even if it meant him losing power.
She remembered having heard the story from her mother.
I remember her smiling.
  • anticipate
  • appreciate
  • avoid
  • (cannot) bear
  • (not) begrudge
  • contemplate
  • describe
  • dislike
  • dread
  • entail
  • envisage
  • favour
  • forget
  • hate
  • imagine
  • involve
  • justify
  • keep
  • like
  • mean
  • mention
  • mind
  • (not) mind
  • necessitate
  • preclude
  • prevent
  • prohibit
  • recall
  • recollect
  • remember
  • report
  • resent
  • risk
  • save
  • visualize
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