某些及物动词后能用动名词而不能用不定式作宾语，其中最常用动词的有admit, avoid, appreciate, complete, consider, delay, deny, dislike, enjoy, escape, excuse, fancy, finish, forgive, involve, imagine, can’t help, mind, miss, postpone, practise, prevent, quit, resent, risk, resist, suggest等。
She suggested spending another day in the mountain area.
There’s no way to escape doing the work.
She is considering asking her employer for a rise.
The clock needs/wants repairing. (=The clock needs/wants to be repaired)
The disabled deserve respecting. (=The disabled deserve to be respected.)
I like reading books of this kind, but I don’t like to read that book.
She prefers walking to cycling.
I prefer to stay at home today.
I remembered locking the door. (=I remembered that I had locked the door.)
I remembered to lock the door (=I remembered that I was to lock the door.)
I regret telling you about it. (=I regret that I told you about it.)
I regret to tell you he has fallen ill. (=I regret that I am to tell you he has fallen ill.)
His dream of becoming a successful writer has come true.
She left without saying goodbye to us.
动名词作介词的宾语常用在某些词组后面。这类常用的词组主要有：be accustomed to, believe in, confess to, dream of, feel like, give up, insist on, be interested in, look forward to, object to, have an (no) objection to, pay attention to, put off, be responsible for, succeed in, be tired of, be (get) used to, worry about,等。
He is used to living on his own.
He has made up his mind to give up smoking.
Your driving a car to New York took longer than I expected.
I appreciated her devoting herself to the cause of education.
Your mother will be astonished at your coming home so late.
What we felt uneasy about was Li Ming’s having too much confidence in himself.