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Verbs + Gerund
A number of verbs take the gerund, or 'ing' form when directly following another verb. Unfortunately, there are no rules as to which verbs take the infinitive and which verbs take the 'ing' or gerund form. Here is a list of common verbs which are always followed by the gerund, or 'ing' form.
Common Verbs + 'ing'
Misty finishes writing the minutes of a meeting before she heads to the conference.
I suggest signing the card holder agreement before you leave.
Adverb + 'ing'
Any verb following an adverb takes the 'ing' form.
Painstakingly concocting an explanation, the realtor misled them about the escrow.
Quickly thinking up an excuse as to why he would move his account, the customer replied he wanted the funds put in escrow.