There are many verb + -ing combinations. Here are some common ones:
•I admit telling her.
•I appreciate having the raise.
•I avoid speaking to him.
•I consider blowing your nose in public to be wrong.
•I delayed coming until the last possible moment.
•He denied telling her.
•I detest going to parties.
•I dislike speaking in public.
•I enjoy dancing.
•I feel like having a party.
•I've finished writing the report.
•I've given up going to the gym.
•I can't help thinking about it.
•I can't imagine ever leaving this company.
•I don't mind doing that.
•He put off talking to her as long as he could.
•I can't stand drinking beer.
Some verbs can be followed by either the infinitive or –ing form but with different meanings. Here are some common ones:
•I stopped smoking last month. (I no longer smoke.)
•I stopped to smoke a cigarette. (I stopped what I was doing and had a cigarette.)
•I remember telling him. (A memory of the past.)
•I must remember to tell him. (Something to remember for the future.)
•I'm interested in finding out more details. (Interested about the future.)
•I was interested to read his report. (Interested about the past.)
Some verbs can be followed by either the infinitive or –ing form but with the same meaning.
Here are some common ones:
•I love to go shopping.
•I love going shopping.
•I'm afraid to fly.
•I'm afraid of flying.
•I started to learn English 5 years ago.
•I started learning English 5 years ago.