Sorry, but I have to take you on a short stroll down a side-track of grammar. Do you know, what a
looks a bit incomplete, doesn't it? What is it that he will catch? Fish? A train? His breath? Such an object is required for the sentences ro make sense.
Good. Well, not for him. But now it is a complete sentence.
Makes perfect sense, right?
Why did we have to take this little detour? Well, it helps you to understand that some of the verbs from the
lists above (that demand a gerund) can be
Here you can see an example:
This is bad enough, but it could be worse, like in
Instead of the
One more example:
is the same as
The message is always: You can't sing. Now take it like a man and go on reading.