verb like see and feel do not have continous form but I ahve read a sentence


I missed seeing the Prime Minister.

What is meaning of the gerund "seeing" here.

Please answer my other question also. It my humble request to you.

Continuous form is a form of the verb "be" followed by the -ing form.

"I missed seeing" is not a continuous form of the verb "see".

"I am seeing" is a continuous form of the verb "see". ("am" is a form of "be")
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I missed seeing The prime minister.

What is meaning of this sentence.

Assuming you know what 'prime minister' means,

I did not get an opportunity to see the prime minister because I arrived too late to the place where he was. When I arrived there, the prime minister had already left.

I admire you , the way you explain me.

one more question

Why some verb take gerund as an object, while other as "to-infinitive" as an object?

Is any rule there.

for example

I missed to see the prime miniter.

This is incorrect but why?

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No. There is no rule.

Unfortunately, you must memorize which verbs govern (must be followed by) a bare infinitive (take), which govern a full infinitive (to take), or a gerund (taking). You must also remember which patterns allow or require an object between the governing verb and the following verb.

Modal verbs all take (govern) the bare infinitive. "may go", "would go", "should go", ...
"want", "need", ... take the full infinitive. "want to see", "need to eat", ...
"miss", "avoid", ... take the gerund "miss seeing", "avoid talking", ...

Some verbs can govern more than one verb form - with the same meaning.

Some verbs can govern more than one verb form - with different meanings.

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