Grammatical pattern: VERB + POSSESSIVE ADJ + GERUND

The verbs in the list below follow this pattern.

anticipate, appreciate, bear, celebrate, contemplate, defend, despise, dislike, dread, enjoy, entail, excuse, explain, fancy, forgive, hate, involve, justify, like, mean, mind, necessitate, pardon, permit, prefer, prevent, rationalize, recollect, resent, sanction, save, spare, stand, tolerate, understand


See also the full discussion of the pattern VERB + POSSESSIVE ADJ + GERUND.