The word "enjoy" is a verb similar to the verb "like."
There are two very important things to take note of for the verb "enjoy. First, this is a transitive verb, so it requires an object of some kind. Bob enjoys his new job. the word "job" is an object in that sentence. Second, the verb "enjoy" is often followed by a gerund. You can’t use an infinitive after "enjoy."
This is one way in which "enjoy" is different from the verb "like." After "like," the use of either a gerund of an infinitive is okay:
Here are some other common ways in which "enjoy" is used:
You can add "able" as a suffix to "enjoy" to make the adjective, "enjoyable."
*Note: Sometimes "enjoy" is used as a one-word imperative sentence. The object here is implied and dependent on the situation. You often hear "enjoy" used this way by people who work in the hospitality industry, mainly wait staff and hotel workers. Enjoy!
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January 4, 2013