In this post, We’re going to explain in details gerunds as object of a preposition .
I am looking forward to swimming in the ocean.
1- Verb + Preposition + Gerund :
Here are some verbs plus a preposition followed by a gerund:
to complain about__________ing
to insist on__________ing –
to participate in__________ing
to apologize for__________ing
to look forward to__________ing
to think of__________ing
to take part in__________ing
2- Verb + Object + Preposition+ Gerund
Here are some verbs plus an object plus a preposition followed by a gerund
to have difficulty in__________ing speaking arabic
to take advantage of__________ing to benefit
to have a good reason for__________ing good purpose / goal
to prevent someone from__________ing to stop him …………
to keep someone from__________ing stop him
to stop someone from__________ing
to thank someone for__________ing
to blame someone for__________ing hacer culpa
to accuse someone of__________ing accusar
to charge someone with__________ing accuse
to fine someone for__________ing multar
3-To Be + Adjective + Preposition
Here are some combinations of the verb “to be” plus an adjective plus a preposition followed by agerund:
to be accustomed to__________ing
to be interested in__________ing
to be excited about__________ing
to be capable of__________ing
to be responsible for__________ing
to be used to__________ing
to be tired of__________ing
to be bored with__________ing
to be good for__________ing
to be good at__________ing
to be bad at__________ing
to be guilty of__________ing
4-To Be + Noun + Preposition
Here are some combinations of the verb “to be” plus an object plus a preposition followed by a gerund:
to be a victim of__________ing
to be an advocate of__________ing
to be a believer in__________ing
to be a supporterof__________ing
to be a critic of__________ing
5- Noun +Preposition + Gerund
chance of : There’s a chance of finding a job .
choice between : There’s a choice between flying to London Heathrow or Stansted.
danger of : Peggy is in danger of making a mistake.
difficulty in : He has difficulty in sending SMS.
doubt about : He is in doubt about buying the correct software for his computer system.
hope of : There’s little hope of reaching the final
idea of : I like the idea of visiting him.
interest in : There’s no interest in writing letters.
method of : This is a simple method of finding solutions.
opportunity of : There’s some opportunity of bringing her parents together again.
possibility of : This mobile phones gives possibility of ……..
problem of : He has the problem of swimming too slow.
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