I came across the sentence "Apart from watch TV, I did nothing all weekend." and I was confused with the pattern " apart from watch TV". I think it should be " apart from watching TV". Is my thought correct?


From is a preposition and therefore should be followed by a noun-phrase, which in this case would be watching TV.

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    Agreed. Should be watching TV – Maryam Jan 4 '18 at 2:18

It should be written this way:

"Apart from watching TV..."

You must use a gerund here because a gerund is a verbal that acts as a noun. In this instance, if the gerund phrase ("watching TV") were replaced with a pronoun, it would read this way:

"Apart from it..."

I hope this might have helped you out. Take care and good luck!

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