There are certain sentences in which I am not sure whether to use "ing" or not. The sentences are:
- Why don't you do something else rather watch(watching?) TV.
- Why don't you do something else than watch(watching?) TV.
- Why don't you do something else rather than watch(watching?) TV.
- Keep(keeping?) that in mind I designed this rhyme to explain in due time.(source-verse one, third line)
- There are certain sentences in which I am not sure whether to avoid using(use?) "ing".
- But his disillusionment with the party saw him move(moving?) to Tinmod Congress in 2010 before hitting the headlines during the assembly elections... (Source: 'The Indian Express' News paper)
- 'Boma' starts with an early morning explosion on january 29, 1908 and a sequence that shows a group of revolutionaries mount(mounting?) an abortive attack in Deoghar to kill a British official. (Source: 'The Indian Express' news paper)
I think this much of sentences are sufficient to tell where I am getting problem. My question is, what is the grammar rule that decide whether ther should be "ing" or not. As far as I understand "ing" is used for a continuous action but in certain cases, for example, in the first sentence I can't decide whether watching TV is continuous or not because I remember the original sentence used watch instead of watching, but I don't remember where I heard this sentence.