Verb + VerbING

Verb + VerbING

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Point 56 in Verbs/patterns is defined as an increasing range of verbs followed by an ‘-ing’ form.

A search for _VV _VVG in iWeb corpus:

1 KEEP GOING 65601
2 STARTED USING 54040


3 RECOMMEND USING 51031

1 WE RECOMMEND USING ONE OF 182

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2 WE RECOMMEND USING THE FOLLOWING 111
3 WE RECOMMEND USING THE LATEST 110


4 STARTED WORKING 44667
5 START USING 44402
6 CONTINUE READING 38183
7 TRY USING 35631
8 START WORKING 34206
9 MADE USING 33900
10 CONSIDER USING 33738
11 START MAKING 32809
12 START LOOKING 31243
13 STARTED PLAYING 29786
14 START GETTING 28567
15 STOP USING 27592
16 GET GOING 27330
17 KEEP GETTING 27226
18 AVOID USING 27193
19 START THINKING 26369
20 STARTED GETTING 25855
21 KEEP COMING 25371
22 STARTED TAKING 24520
23 STARTED MAKING 24141
24 BEGAN WORKING 23749
25 KEEP TRYING 23540
26 CREATED USING 23280
27 KEEP WORKING 21985
28 START TAKING 21603
29 STOPPED WORKING 21480
30 START PLAYING 20133
31 KEEP READING 19949
32 STARTED LOOKING 19837
33 STOP TAKING 19470
34 TRIED USING 19083
35 CONTINUE WORKING 18998
36 AVOID GETTING 18898
37 KEEP MOVING 18814
38 STOP WORKING 17902
39 ENJOY WORKING 15550
40 STARTED TALKING 15429
41 GO SHOPPING 15357
42 CONTINUE USING 15303
43 START TALKING 15163
44 LOVE SEEING 14559
45 START BUILDING 14465
46 STARTED WRITING 14363
47 KEPT GOING 14353
48 SUGGEST USING 14300
49 CONSIDER TAKING 14185
50 REMEMBER SEEING 14137
51 LOVE USING 13762
52 CONSIDER ADDING 13722
53 BUILT USING 13655
54 KEEP LOOKING 13634
55 KEEP USING 13415
56 STARTED GOING 13100
57 TRY ADDING 12940
58 ENJOYED READING 12927
59 CALCULATED USING 12886
60 START PLANNING 12867
61 TRY MAKING 12747
62 LOVE WORKING 12701
63 RECOMMEND GETTING 12700
64 STARTED READING 12661
65 START SEEING 12538
66 STOPPED USING 12459
67 KEEP PLAYING 12389
68 KEEPS GETTING 12363
69 ENJOY PLAYING 12353
70 WENT MISSING 12104
71 CONSIDER GETTING 12064
72 ENJOY READING 11886
73 REMEMBER READING 11854
74 CONSIDER MAKING 11709
75 STARTED THINKING 11654
76 RECOMMEND TAKING 11566
77 KEEP CHECKING 11381
78 ENJOY WATCHING 11164
79 STOP TRYING 11142
80 BEGAN USING 11083
81 KEPT GETTING 10818
82 AVOID PAYING 10803
83 LOVE MAKING 10754
84 STOP MAKING 10718
85 EXPERIENCE WORKING 10677
86 LIKE USING 10657
87 KEPT COMING 10580
88 STOP TALKING 10579
89 STOP THINKING 10157
90 KEEP MAKING 10081
91 KEPT SAYING 9888
92 AVOID MAKING 9766
93 LOVE PLAYING 9765
94 CONSIDER BUYING 9745
95 KEEP PUSHING 9545
96 LOVE READING 9479
97 STOP PLAYING 9425
98 RECOMMEND GOING 9390
99 KEEP TELLING 9344
100 GET MOVING 9324

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