VERB (of senses) + OBJECT + VERBing

VERB (of senses) + OBJECT + VERBing

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Point 54 in VERBS/patterns is defined as:

some verbs connected with the senses + direct object + an ‘-ing’ form, to give emphasis to an ongoing activity.

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see|feel|smell|hear|taste _P _VVG

1 SEE IT COMING 4160 (this is idiomatic and is not listed in EVP)

see (something) coming
To foresee, predict, or prepare for something well in advance of it actually arriving or happening.
I saw this coming: You’ve been working too hard for too many days in a row not to come down with a really bad flu.
Fortunately, we saw this service shutdown coming, so we set up a secondary system for dealing with customer queries in the meantime.
See also: coming, see
see it coming
To realize that something is approaching or is about to happen, usually but not always something bad. Can refer to both literal sight and foresight.
I can’t believe Vanessa broke up with me. I never saw it coming.
I think he’ll be able to make the catch if he sees it coming.
I knew what the punchline was going to be as soon as he started the joke. I could see it coming a mile away.

2 SEE IT HAPPENING 3347

3 SEE IT WORKING 1231
4 SEE MYSELF USING 1021
5 SEE IT GOING 1013
6 SEE THEM COMING 986
7 SEE HIM GETTING 953
8 SEE THEM GETTING 680
9 SEE HIM PLAYING 672
10 SEE THEM GOING 671
11 HEAR YOU SAYING 664
12 SEE IT GETTING 625
13 SEE MYSELF GOING 608
14 SEE HIM COMING 579
15 SEE YOU COMING 544
16 SEE HIM GOING 540
17 SEE THEM MAKING 533
18 SEE MYSELF GETTING 462
19 FEEL IT COMING 454
20 SEE THEM WORKING 449
21 SEE MYSELF WEARING 401
22 FEEL MYSELF GETTING 378
23 HEAR THEM TALKING 357
24 FEEL IT WORKING 351
25 SEE YOU WORKING 348
26 SEE ME WEARING 347
27 SEE ME COMING 336
28 SEE YOU GETTING 332
29 SEE THEM USING 321
30 SEE IT BECOMING 314
31 SEE THEM TAKING 280
32 SEE MYSELF BUYING 265
33 SEE HIM MAKING 263
34 SEE YOU POSTING 256
35 SEE US GETTING 253
36 SEE MYSELF LIVING 249
37 SEE MYSELF PLAYING 240
38 FEEL YOURSELF GETTING 230
39 SEE HIM TAKING 229
40 SEE IT MAKING 229
41 SEE THEM PLAYING 218
42 SEE SOMEONE WEARING 218
43 SEE IT TAKING 215
44 SEE ME USING 213
45 SEE YOU USING 203
46 SEE THEM MOVING 201
47 SEE HIM STANDING 201
48 SEE YOURSELF WORKING 198
49 SEE HER GETTING 194
50 SEE MYSELF MAKING 193
51 SEE YOU MAKING 187
52 SEE YOU TAKING 183
53 SEE HIM WORKING 181


54 SEE MYSELF WORKING 176

PELIC STUDENT: Spanish,Male,,4,r

If I think of the future, I see myself working around the world as an engineer, and this is my inspiration to study English because English is the international language.


55 SEE HIM WALKING 176
56 HEAR THEM COMING 174
57 SEE ANYTHING HAPPENING 170
58 SEE HIM SITTING 169
59 SEE THEM TRYING 167
60 SEE YOURSELF USING 164
61 SEE ME GETTING 162
62 SEE MYSELF SPENDING 161
63 SEE US GOING 157
64 SEE YOU LOOKING 152
65 SEE HIM LOOKING 151
66 HEAR HIM SAYING 151
67 SEE YOU WEARING 149
68 HEAR YOU ASKING 148
69 HEAR IT RUNNING 143
70 SEE THEM LOOKING 142
71 SEE IT CHANGING 142
72 HEAR SOMEONE TALKING 140
73 SEE IT MOVING 138
74 SEE THEM RUNNING 138
75 HEAR HIM TALKING 135
76 SEE THEM SITTING 132
77 SEE IT SITTING 129
78 SEE HIM RUNNING 129
79 SEE HIM WEARING 126
80 SEE HIM TRYING 124
81 HEAR IT COMING 123
82 SEE THEM WALKING 122
83 SEE HIM USING 122


Korean,Male,5,w

Moreover, it is also a painful time for a family that is caring for the patient to see him suffering from an extreme pain.

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