Verbs + -ing Form

Objectives of today’s lesson:

In this lesson, Learn English with Julia presents to you “Verbs + ing Form”, in order for you to:

  • gain confidence through Verbs + ing exercises
  • visualise a Verbs ing form list
  • learn the verb + ing rules
  • fully understand the ing form rules

Video Script:

Hello and welcome back!

Let’s discover today which verbs that can only be

followed by the “-ING” form.

That means we cannot say:

“he admitted to tell her”: this is incorrect

“he admitted tell her”: this is incorrect

We need the “-ING form” or present

he admitted telling them: this is correct

So that’s the only way it works.

All the verbs here in purple plus the list

here in red are the verbs that can be
followed only by the “-ING” form.

There might be other verbs.

But that’s the short list that we have compiled for you today.

So listen to the examples.

to admit

to avoid

to consider

to deny

to enjoy

to finish

to keep

to mention

to mind

to practise

Now here “PRACTISE” is spelt with an “-S”.

In British English we spell the verb
“PRACTISE” with an “S”

And there is “PRACTICE”. This is the noun, spelled with a “C”

In American English: to PRACTICE and PRACTICE.

The noun and the verb are both spelled with a “C”.

So this here is British English spelling.

Now here are other verbs which I will read out for you to practise pronunciation.

to anticipate, to appreciate, to complete, to consider

to delay, to deny, to discuss, to dislike,

to miss, to postpone, to quit, to recall,

to recommend, to resent, to resist, to risk,

to stop, to suggest, to tolerate, to understand

I hope this video was useful!

Thanks for watching!

Keywords listed in English:

  • present participle or “-ing form”
  • verbs + ing form

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