View Poll Results: I avoided ____ him.

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    28 3.58%
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    433 55.37%
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    Default Re: avoid

    seeing is noun

    we muct chose it

    thanks alot

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    Default Re: avoid

    Interesting... I would not have marked 'to see' wrong.

    In fact, I found 10 entries for 'avoid to' in COCA. Sounds like none of them is right!

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    it's easy grammatical rule to remember that 'ing' infinitive should be used after the verb 'avoid' .

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    Default Re: avoid

    I avoided seeing him. I left playing the football. I rejected accepting your letter. I refused sending your e-mail.
    Only noun

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    Quote Originally Posted by atchan View Post
    I avoided seeing him. I left playing the football. I rejected accepting your letter. I refused sending your e-mail.
    Only noun
    I'd check these carefully- you refuse to do something, for instance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I'd check these carefully- you refuse to do something, for instance.
    Yes, but quickly check it because I am eager to know or to get the answer.

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    Default Re: avoid

    Avoid doing something, enjoy doing something....

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    Default Re: avoid

    Are the sentences correct my friends?

    I can not avoid myself drinking if I go to the party!

    I try to avoid drinking if I must drive after that! (i try to say "i dont drink and drive)

    Get respect from everyone; avoid making fun of yourself!

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    Take myself out of the first. For the second, I'd say:
    I try to avoid drinking if I have to drive afterwards.

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    Default Re: avoid

    I thing "avoid" is always followed by gerund.

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