Structure III: Verb with Adjunct
|Verb group||-ing clause|
|I||'d die||feeling guilty.|
|Verb group||Particle||-ing clause|
|I||was hanging||around||hoping to see him.|
Verbs with this structure are all concerned with beginning, ending, or spending time in a particular way.
die end up finish up hang around start off wind up
The soldiers reasoned that they'd prefer to die fighting rather than waiting.
Their boat finished up pointing the wrong way.
I started off doing languages, which I quite enjoyed, but I switched to law and qualified as a solicitor.