After the following verbs we generally use the –ing form in the following verb:
Stop, postpone, mind, hate, love, keep, finish, risk, consider, avoid
Do you like + eating
Would you like + to eat
Stop sending me cc’s please – it’s annoying.
I hate reading books in the car. It makes me feel sick.
I suggest phoning him asap.
I haven’t finished reading the report. I’ll need another week.
I couldn’t avoid hitting the car in front of me. It was so icy on the roads.
Would you consider reducing the price?
Do you like eating German food?
Exercises for the following subjects:
- verb – object
- verb with -ing
- verbs with -to