I Appreciate Doing It
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'
I enjoy living most of my life online.
Rick finished writing the open source software yesterday.
Adverb + 'ing'
Any verb following an adverb takes the 'ing' form.
"Slowly looking over the scanner, he hesitated to turn the device on."
"Quickly following the breadcrumbs, he navigated back to the site."