Element FORM: VERB + '-ING' FORM
SuperCat VERBS
SubCat patterns_with to and -ing
Lexical Range 2
Level B2
Cando Can use an increasing range of verbs followed by an '-ing' form.
Corrected Learner Example [talking about cars] ... we can't avoid using them because we are used to them. (Turkey; B2 VANTAGE; 1999; Turkish; Pass)

I couldn't stand being there. (Japan; B2 VANTAGE; 1998; Japanese; Pass)

Moreover we may consider offering bonus schemes, to increase the staff's loyalty to our company. (Russia; B2 VANTAGE; 2010; Russian; Pass)
Uncorrected Learner Example [talking about cars] ... we can't avoid using them because we are used to them. (Turkey; B2 VANTAGE; 1999; Turkish; Pass)

I couldn't stand being there. (Japan; B2 VANTAGE; 1998; Japanese; Pass)

Moreover we may consider offering bonus shemes, to increase staff's loyalty to our company. (Russia; B2 VANTAGE; 2010; Russian; Pass)
Comments These are the verbs which are most frequently used at B2 with this pattern in the CLC. Though there are very few examples of 'admit', 'deny' and 'risk' at B2, they can clearly ?do? the pattern at this level.

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