Verbs Followed
Only by Gerunds

(The verbs are arranged alphabetically.
Each verb is followed by an example.)

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admit
He admitted stealing the ring.

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anticipate
We didn't anticipate winning this match.

appreciate

I really appreciate you coming.

avoid

Let's avoid being late.

can't help

I can't help counting those calories.

complete

He completed baking the apple pie.

consider

She never considered moving to England.

delay

We delayed moving to the new house until the spring.

deny

He will deny stealing that car.

despise

She despises asking for favors.

discuss

We discussed buying a bigger apartment.

dislike

She dislikes cooking and baking.

don't mind

I don't mind waiting.

enjoy

She enjoys reading.

forgive
Can you forgive me for not fixing the car?

imagine

Can you imagine living on the moon?

involve

The new project involves writing and rewriting many reports.

keep

She keeps coming late!

mention

I never mentioned meeting him.

mind

Will he mind switching rooms?

miss

I miss chatting with you.

postpone

Let's postpone going out of town.

practice

He practices playing the guitar daily.

recall

Can you recall ordering this product?

recommend

The doctor recommends resting in bed.

report

They reported seeing him leave with a stranger.

resent

He resents doing it all by himself.

resist
I can't resist liking him.

resume
They resumed talking after the teacher left.

risk

Would you risk losing everything?

suggest

I suggest not taking him too seriously.

tolerate

We can't tolerate being screamed at.

understand

He couldn't understand her leaving so suddenly.


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