This chapter will discuss the gerunds that follow phrases. Some English expressions need to be followed by verbs in the gerund.
The table below shows English phrases that require the gerund.
|Be busy||They were busy preparing the meal.|
|Can't help||She can't help falling in love with him.|
|Can't stand||I can't stand being the last in the queue.|
|Have a difficulty||He had difficulty finding a new job.|
|Have a problem||We had problems finding an apartment.|
|Have a reason for||I have reasons for complaining about his manners.|
|Have a trouble||You have trouble reading the description.|
|Take a risk||She doesn't take a risk losing her job.|
|Spend time||You spent time fighting that battle.|
He doesn't waste time complaining.
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