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    alexstt123 is offline Newbie
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    hi!
    The gerund (-ing form) must be used when a verb comes after a preposition
    should i always use the ing termination? thank u in advance!!
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    Default Re: adjectives

    Quote Originally Posted by alexstt123 View Post
    The gerund (-ing form) must be used when a verb comes after a preposition.

    Should I always use the -ing termination? Thank you in advance.
    Welcome to the forums, Alex.

    Please note my corrections to your post. We insist on standard English here.

    Your question has nothing to do with adjectives. A better title would have been 'Gerunds after prepositions'.

    In future posts, please state the source of any quotations/statements etc.

    To answer your question, I'd say 'yes', but it wouldn't surprise me if someone came up with an exception.

    Rover

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    Default Re: adjectives

    And here's one exception:

    Does she do anything else besides juggle?

    in which preposition 'besides' governs the verb in the infinitive form. (N.B. Gerund 'juggling' would be acceptable here, although many would consider it stylistically inferior.)

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