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    if following it is another verb

    There are some verbs needinv v-ing if following it is another verb, for example risk, postpone, enjoy, can't stand, can't bear..... and so do like.



    Could anyone explain the above sentence? [especially -- what (if following it is another verb)]

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    Re: if following it is another verb

    If you use a verb after one of these verbs, then the second verb is used in the gerund form:
    I can't stand getting up early.
    You risk losing everything.
    etc

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