Verbs with Verb-ing, Gerunds (With Japanese translation)

 

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There are some verbs that automatically go with the Verb-ing. There is a complicated rule about Gerunds, but for now, let’s not focus too much on the rule. Let’s just remember these words and practice the given examples.

The best way to learn English as a second language is NOT to focus too much on the technicalities. A child learns a language by repeating the spoken words. A child does not dissect the sentence he/she hears from the adults; he/she just repeats them, and eventually, he/she understands what they mean.

Here are some of the words that are automatically followed by a Verb-ing, alphabetically arranged.

Admit

The little boy admitted breaking the cookie jar. He further explained that it was an accident.

Avoid

I avoid traveling in summer. There are a lot of local and foreign tourists everywhere in summer and for me, this is inconvenient.

Consider

Have you ever considered coloring your hair blue?

Delay

His mother delayed sending the money to him as his punishment. He did not get a perfect score in his last exam.

Deny

The girl firmly denied dating another man when her boyfriend was deployed in Iraq.

Finish

I did not finish answering all of those questions. I’m sure my score is low.

Imagine

I always imagine meeting my soulmate at a coffee shop.

Involve

Of course, learning a new language involves memorizing new words in the target language.

Miss

I can’t travel because of the pandemic. I definitely miss traveling. I miss meeting new friends.

Postpone

Because of this pandemic, I have to postpone visiting my friends in Japan.

Practice

I always practice playing the piano.

Quit

My father quit smoking when he was 47 years old.

Risk

I don’t want to risk burning my finger again, so I used a ladle with a long handle when I fried fish.

Stop

I have to stop watching YouTube videos while eating my meals. It makes my desk dirty.

There are also phrasal verbs that are automatically followed by a Verb-ing.

Phrasal verbs

Give up

I will never give up making YouTube videos about English grammar.

Put off

I have to put off traveling for an indefinite period of time because of the coronavirus.

Go on

Just go on polishing the floor until it looks immaculately clean.

 Keep on

My little nephew kept on interrupting me when I was having an online class. 


Japanese Translation by Google Translate

動詞に自動的に対応する動詞がいくつかあります。動名詞には複雑なルールがありますが、今のところ、ルールにあまり焦点を当てないようにしましょう。これらの言葉を覚えて、与えられた例を練習しましょう。

第二言語としての英語を学ぶ最良の方法は、専門性にあまり集中しないことです。子供は話された言葉を繰り返すことによって言語を学びます。子供は大人から聞いた文章を分析しません。彼/彼女はそれらを繰り返すだけで、最終的に彼/彼女はそれらが何を意味するかを理解します。

アルファベット順に並べられた動詞が自動的に続く単語のいくつかを次に示します。


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