verb + new subject + verbING

verb + new subject + verbING

Point 52 in VERBS/patterns is defined as:

introducing a new subject before the ‘-ing’ form (using noun or object pronoun)

_VV _P _V*G

*Notice that the ‘get/keep somebody doing somthing’  grammar structure is frequent here.  Also, not all pronouns/nouns are subjects of a new clause. Much of this is still B2 as ‘verbs of the senses + object + verbing.’

1 GOT ME THINKING 14965
2 LEAVE YOU FEELING 9651
3 GET IT WORKING 7858
4 KEEP IT GOING 7720
5 KEEP YOU GOING 5428
6 KEEP THEM COMING 5285
7 SEE IT BEING 5025 (verb of senses = B2)
8 GET IT GOING 4492
9 GET YOU GOING 4479
10 SEE IT COMING 4160
11 APPRECIATE YOU TAKING 3550
12 SEE IT HAPPENING 3347
13 KEEP IT RUNNING 3311
14 GOT IT WORKING 3113
15 KEEP YOU FEELING 2919
16 KEEP IT LOOKING 2912
17 CONTACT US USING 2810
18 REMEMBER IT BEING 2775
19 LEFT ME FEELING 2758
20 GET IT RUNNING 2702
21 GET YOU THINKING 2589
22 MIND ME ASKING 2526
23 KEEPS ME GOING 2452
24 KEEP ME GOING 2402
25 KEEP YOU LOOKING 2208
26 FIND YOURSELF HAVING 2201
27 LEAVES YOU FEELING 2172
28 KEPT ME GOING 2053
29 KEEP YOU COMING 1989
30 SAW IT COMING 1950
31 FIND YOURSELF GETTING 1933
32 FIND MYSELF USING 1849
33 FIND YOURSELF NEEDING 1793
34 KEEP YOU MOVING 1706
35 LEAVE YOU WANTING 1695
36 KEEP THEM GOING 1663
37 GOT US THINKING 1652
38 GET YOU MOVING 1599
39 KEEP THEM LOOKING 1579

40 GOT ME WONDERING 1536

41 FIND MYSELF THINKING 1511
42 KEEP IT MOVING 1507
43 KEEP IT COMING 1506
44 FIND YOURSELF BEING 1465
45 FIND YOURSELF USING 1457
46 FIND YOURSELF FEELING 1453
47 APPRECIATE YOU SHARING 1404
48 LEAVING YOU FEELING 1400
49 SEE HIM BEING 1378


50 CONTACT YOU REGARDING 1326

  Smokey Barn News
Your child’s individual coach will contact you regarding future events or practices.
*Note, although there is no question to the high complexity of the above sentence, ‘regarding’ is probably a preposition here.  CLAWS7 POS tagging cannot differentiate the difference in meaning, and really both ‘verbing’ or preposition are possible.

51 FIND YOURSELF DOING 1324
52 KEEP US GOING 1309
53 FIND YOURSELF WANTING 1286


54 IMAGINE IT BEING 1270 (this is one of the EGP examples)

  The Guardian

55 SEE THEM BEING 1259
56 FIND YOURSELF LOOKING 1241
57 GOT IT GOING 1238
58 SEE IT WORKING 1231
59 GET ME GOING 1217
60 FIND YOURSELF STRUGGLING 1208

61 FIND IT CHALLENGING 1204 (*challenging could be an adjective)

62 KEEPS YOU GOING 1203
63 FIND YOURSELF WONDERING 1196
64 FOUND MYSELF THINKING 1180
65 FIND YOURSELF WORKING 1177
66 FIND MYSELF HAVING 1167
67 FIND YOURSELF THINKING 1138
68 SEE MYSELF DOING 1113
69 LEAVES ME FEELING 1097
70 FIND MYSELF WONDERING 1095
71 LEAVE YOU WONDERING 1028
72 GET THEM GOING 1021
73 SEE MYSELF USING 1021
74 SEE IT GOING 1013
75 SEE THEM DOING 1006
76 KEEPS ME COMING 989
77 SEE THEM COMING 986
78 GET THEM WORKING 982
79 FIND MYSELF LOOKING 966
80 SEE HIM GETTING 953
81 FIND MYSELF WANTING 951
82 FOUND MYSELF WONDERING 941
83 FIND MYSELF DOING 939
84 FIND MYSELF GETTING 937
85 REMEMBER HIM SAYING 886
86 SEEN IT COMING 880
87 FOUND MYSELF USING 864
88 LEFT ME WONDERING 862
89 FIND YOURSELF MAKING 851
90 FIND YOURSELF GOING 843
91 SEE HIM DOING 839
92 KEPT IT GOING 828
93 FIND YOURSELF SAYING 807
94 FOUND MYSELF HAVING 801
95 FIND YOURSELF ASKING 800
96 KEEPS US GOING 799
97 GET THEM THINKING 794
98 FIND MYSELF GOING 782
99 LEFT ME WANTING 781
100 MAKE IT CHALLENGING 774


_VV _N _VVG

*note some incorrectly tagged ‘words’ as nouns:

1 KNOW WHATS GOING 5947
2 THINK IM GOING 4865

3 NEED HELP FINDING 3085

4 SEE WHATS GOING 3082

5 NEED HELP GETTING 2461
6 GET THINGS GOING 2360
7 GET PEOPLE TALKING 2095
8 THINK YOURE GOING 2053
9 GET THINGS MOVING 1852
10 KNOW YOURE GOING 1814
11 KEEP THINGS MOVING 1731
12 UNDERSTAND WHATS GOING 1546
13 KEEP THINGS RUNNING 1402
14 KNOW IM GOING 1266
15 SEE WHATS HAPPENING 1243
16 KNOW WHATS HAPPENING 1155
17 SPEND TIME WORKING 1021
18 KEEP THINGS GOING 1005
19 SPENT TIME WORKING 972
20 HEAR PEOPLE TALKING 941
21 GET THINGS WORKING 815
22 THINK IM GON 803
23 KNOW WHATS COMING 797
24 SPENT YEARS WORKING 780
25 NEED HELP DECIDING 777
26 SPENT YEARS TRYING 776
27 THINK THEYRE GOING 769
28 SPEND TIME LOOKING 767
29 WASTE TIME TRYING 761
30 NEED HELP CHOOSING 754
31 MAKE MONEY SELLING 703
32 SPEND TIME GETTING 696
33 KNOWS WHATS GOING 691
34 GET THINGS ROLLING 689
35 SPEND TIME LEARNING 685
36 NEED HELP FIGURING 654
37 KEEP PEOPLE COMING 648
38 KEEP CUSTOMERS COMING 642
39 SEE PEOPLE USING 637

40 SPEND TIME EXPLORING 614

41 GET PEOPLE THINKING 600
42 HEAR PEOPLE SAYING 599
43 SPENT HOURS TRYING 596

44 SOLVE PROBLEMS INVOLVING 590

45 SPEND TIME TALKING 585
46 SPEND TIME TRYING 582
47 HOPE YOURE ENJOYING 551
48 THINK THATS GOING 544
49 KNOW YOURE GETTING 541
50 SPEND TIME THINKING 541
51 ENSURE YOURE GETTING 531
52 UNDERSTAND WHATS HAPPENING 504

53 MAKE MONEY BLOGGING 491

54 GETS PEOPLE TALKING 479

55 NEED HELP SETTING 467

56 SPENT YEARS STUDYING 467
57 SEE PEOPLE GETTING 466
58 GO GROCERY SHOPPING 464

59 WASTING TIME TRYING 458

60 KNOW THEYRE GOING 451
61 WASTE TIME LOOKING 444

62 GO WHALE WATCHING 423

63 SPEND TIME RESEARCHING 416

64 INFORM DECISION MAKING 409

65 GOT THINGS GOING 404
66 SPEND HOURS TRYING 404
67 KEEPS PEOPLE COMING 403
68 SPEND TIME MAKING 401

69 SUPPORT DECISION MAKING 393

70 GAIN EXPERIENCE WORKING 391

71 SPEND TIME PLAYING 385
72 SOLVE PROBLEMS USING 375
73 WOULDNT MIND SEEING 365
74 USING MACHINE LEARNING 364
75 HELP PEOPLE LIVING 361
76 SEE PEOPLE WEARING 360
77 NEED HELP PAYING 358
78 GOT PEOPLE TALKING 353
79 HEARD PEOPLE TALKING 353
80 SEE WHATS COMING 353
81 SPEND HOURS LOOKING 349
82 SPEND TIME READING 345
83 HELP PEOPLE SUFFERING 344
84 RETURN CALLS SEEKING 339
85 GO HORSEBACK RIDING 336

86 NEED HELP CREATING 333

87 THINK IM GETTING 329
88 MAKE MONEY USING 328
89 NEED HELP MAKING 317
90 KEEPS THINGS MOVING 315
91 GET PEOPLE COMING 310

92 WASTE TIME SEARCHING 309

93 KEEP TRAFFIC MOVING 306
94 SPENT HOURS LOOKING 303
95 GOT OUTPERFORM RATING 300

96 IMPROVE DECISION MAKING 297

97 NEED HELP USING 286
98 BECOME LIFE THREATENING 282
99 SEE PEOPLE TRYING 276
100 KEEP THINGS LOOKING 270


B1 vocabulary:

blogging, challenging, creating, decision, experience, exploring, gain, imagine, inform, involving, regarding, searching, setting, solve, support, waste, wasting, whale, wondering

*But most this vocabulary doesn’t come from meeting the exact grammar definition from the EGP.  Still all these Ngrams are very useful to learn or mark complexity with.

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