Verbs that Usually Followed By a Gerund
tennis.Gerunds are used as the objectsof certain verbs.
is not followed by aninfinitive.INCORRECT: I enjoy to playtennis.(b) Joe
gave up smoking
.(b) and (c) have the samemeaning, and followed bygerunds.
a.Enjoy b.Appreciatec.Mindd.Quit(Give up)e.Finish(Get through)f.Stop*g.Avoidh.Postpone(Put off)i.Delay j.Keep(Keep on)k.Consider(Think about)l.Mentionm.Suggest*More examples for “Stop”:a.
+ gerund : When the professor entered the room, thestudents
. (The room becomequiet) b.
+ infinitive : While I was walking down the street, I ranan old friend. I
stopped to talk
to him.(I stopped walking in order to talk to him)