Grammar Patterns

V -ing

Structure II: Verb with Object

V -ing
 Verb group-ing clause
SubjectVerbObject
Only one personadmittedseeing him that night.
Shemay fearbeing left on her own.
Helikeswalking his dogs.
Phrasal verbs: V P -ing
 Verb groupParticle-ing clause
SubjectVerbObject
Shehad countedonriding home with Norman.
The coupleare lookingintogetting a three-month visa.
Ididn't taketoteaching.
Verbs with this structure belong to the following meaning groups:
II.1 The 'like' and 'dislike' groupII.2 The 'dread' and 'look forward to' groupII.3 The 'consider' groupII.4 The 'remember' groupII.5 The 'recommend' groupII.6 The 'involve' groupII.7 The 'postpone' groupII.8 The 'need' groupII.9 The 'risk' groupII.10 Verbs with other meaningsStructure information: Verb with Object

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