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214) points out, a statement like the 2nd ex. of lb might be followed by something like: Is there anything you'd like me to tell him? GERUND AND PRESENT PARTICIPLE 41 2. The student should be prepared for cases like the following: Sally Carstairs was hating life—the more so as up till now life had always treated her so well. , p. 88. Here the emphasis is on how Sally was feelingEn the moment:3 94. Some transitive verbs may occur in the progressive in an intransitive or passive sense. The present participles chiefly used in this way are doing, owing, shaping; binding, cooking, printing, and one or two others describing similar processes.
That needs no accounting for. These quotations need to be checked. That young man will require looking after. Teachers require to be warned against shouting. Your house badly wants painting. He wants to be watched. The gerund after these verbs is probably commoner than the (passive) infinitive. It is the only form used after to bear = to be fit for: His language won't bear repeating. 72. An infinitive with to is the rule after most verbs not mentioned in 67, 68, and 71; see the chapter on the infinitive.
After a number of other verbs and verbal phrases either the gerund or the infinitive may occur. The principal are:2to begin, to cease, to continue, to dislike, to dread, to fear, (I)annot or could not forbear' to hate, to intend, to like, to love, to neglect, to prefer, to propose, to purpose ['pa:pas], to recollect, to remember, to start, to try, it's (of) no use. After to continue, to dread, to fear, to intend and to neglect the infinitive is more frequently used than the gerund, especially in spoken and informal written English.