Verbs followed by Gerunds

1 = verb followed by a gerund OR a noun + an infinitive
3 = verb followed by a gerund OR an infinitive with a difference in meaning
4 = verb followed by a gerund OR an infinitive with no difference or little
difference in meaning


admit He admitted cheating on the test.
advise [1] The doctor generally advised drinking low-fat milk.
allow [1] Ireland doesn't allow smoking in bars.
appreciate I appreciated her helping me.
avoid He avoided talking to her. 
begin [4] I began learning Chinese.
can't bear [4] He can't bear having so much responsibility.
can't help He can't help talking so loudly.
can't see I can't see paying so much money for a car.
can't stand [4] He can't stand her smoking in the office.
consider She considered moving to New York.
continue [4] He continued talking.
delay He delayed doing his taxes.
deny He denied committing the crime. 
discuss We discussed working at the company.
dislike She dislikes working after 5 PM.
don't mind I don't mind helping you.
encourage [1] He encourages eating healthy foods.
enjoy We enjoy hiking.
finish He finished doing his homework.
forget [3] I forgot giving you my book.
hate [4] I hate cleaning the bathroom.
imagine  He imagines working there one day.  
involve The job involves traveling to Japan once a month. 
keep She kept interrupting me.  
like [4] She likes listening to music.
love [4] I love swimming. 
mention He mentioned going to that college.
mind Do you mind waiting here for a few minutes. 
miss She misses living near the beach.
need [3]   The aquarium needs cleaning  
permit [1] California does not permit smoking in restaurants.
prefer [4] He prefers sitting at the back of the movie theater.
propose [4] I proposed having lunch at the beach.
quit She quit worrying about the problem.
recommend Tony recommended taking the train.
regret [3] She regretted saying that.  
remember [3] I remember telling her the address yesterday.
start [4] He started studying harder.  
stop [3] She stopped working at 5 o'clock.
suggest They suggested staying at the hotel.
try [3] Sam tried opening the lock with a paperclip.