avoid

I avoided ____ him.


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The Majesty

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seeing is noun

we muct chose it

thanks alot
 

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

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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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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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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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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Avoid doing something, enjoy doing something....
 

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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!
 

Tdol

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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.
 

Nakuru

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I thing "avoid" is always followed by gerund.
 

ahmin92

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This shows how poor my English is..:oops:
 

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I don't get it why the answer is * seeing *
 

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i tought that "to see" was the right answer. Now i know i was wrong.:cry:
 

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In my opinion, "to + Verb" refers to an aim, and a gerund "V-ing" refers to st that happened ( similar to a noun). you could avoid st but could not avoid an aim. So seeing is true:D
 

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seeing is corrext, isnt it?
 

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Hm. I would put nothing in the blank.
 
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