|Learning English - The Flatmates|
Verb-ing is used after these verbs:|
The children admitted taking the sweets.
I considered becoming a singer when I left school.
Do you fancy going to see a movie tonight?
Would you mind opening the window? It's rather hot in here.
He suggested eating out, but I had already prepared dinner at home.
Verb-ing is used after these phrasal verbs:
The children carried on playing even though it had started to rain.
I gave up smoking 3 years ago.
The teacher went on talking even though some of the students weren't listening.
Why do you keep on eating fatty food when you know it's bad for you?
|To make the -ing verb negative, use not:|
Would you mind not making so much noise?
I like not having to get up early at weekends.
It is possible to use the structure verb + somebody + verb-ing:
I can't imagine you living in a foreign country.
I don't like you telling me what to do all the time.
In the passive form, use being and the past participle:
I don't like being told what to do all the time.
the quality or condition of being real, trustworthy, or genuine
under question, not fully believed
at some length
thoroughly, completely or repeatedly; for a long time
as it happens
this is an informal expression which means 'actually'