VERBS FOLLOWED BY VERB +ING
Use this pattern with certain verbs and verb phrases including:
- avoid: We avoid making hasty decisions in our business.
- imagine: Imagine working on innovative projects that disrupt the market.
- consider: We are considering expanding our product line to reach new markets.
- keep: Keep improving your skills to stay competitive in the industry.
- risk: We don’t want to risk losing our loyal customers.
- dislike: She dislikes dealing with difficult clients.
- mind: Do you mind proofreading this document before I send it out?
- suggest: I suggest contacting the potential client to arrange a meeting.
- enjoy: Enjoy networking at the business event tonight.
- practise: It’s essential to practise delivering persuasive presentations.
- finish: Let’s finish drafting the proposal by the end of the day.
- recommend: I recommend reviewing the market trends before making any decisions.
The negative form of this pattern is: not + verb with –ing
- I suggest not procrastinating on your business plan.