Grammar Patterns

V -ing

Structure I: Verbs in phase

V -ing
 Verb group-ing
SubjectVerbCompletive
The seacamerushingin.
The governmentceasedfundingthe bank.
Hekeptsayinghe was sorry.
Janecannot resistbuyingkitchen gadgets.
Phrasal verbs: V P -ing
 VerbParticle-ing
SubjectVerbCompletive
Icarriedonwalking. 
Igaveuptryingto sleep.
Heleftoffsettingthe breakfast table.
Verbs with this structure belong to the following meaning groups:
I.1 The 'start' and 'stop' groupI.2 The 'avoid' groupI.3 The 'try' groupI.4 The 'go riding' groupStructure information: Verbs in phase

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