Gerunds after prepositionsGerunds after prepositions
Use a gerund as the object of a prepositionUse a gerund as the object of a preposition
• We can go to a movie insteadWe ca...
Adjective + PrepositionAdjective + Preposition
• angry aboutangry about doingdoing too much homeworktoo much homework
• ex...
Verb + PrepositionVerb + Preposition
• complain aboutcomplain about workingworking long hourslong hours
• talk abouttalk a...
Ted is an extrovert. Like most extroverts,Ted is an extrovert. Like most extroverts,
hehe’’s direct. And hes direct. And h...
TedTed’’s wife, Nicole, on the other hand, is ans wife, Nicole, on the other hand, is an
introvert. But she doesnintrovert...
TedTed’’s wife, Nicole, on the other hand, is ans wife, Nicole, on the other hand, is an
introvert. But she doesnintrovert...
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  1. 1. Gerunds after prepositionsGerunds after prepositions
  2. 2. Use a gerund as the object of a prepositionUse a gerund as the object of a preposition • We can go to a movie insteadWe can go to a movie instead ofof watchingwatching TV.TV. • ThanksThanks forfor askingasking.. • They believeThey believe inin being honest.being honest.
  3. 3. Adjective + PrepositionAdjective + Preposition • angry aboutangry about doingdoing too much homeworktoo much homework • excited aboutexcited about goinggoing to the U.S.to the U.S. • sad aboutsad about leavingleaving her hometownher hometown • afraid ofafraid of stayingstaying in the darkin the dark • sick/tired ofsick/tired of goinggoing to workto work • bored withbored with learninglearning EnglishEnglish
  4. 4. Verb + PrepositionVerb + Preposition • complain aboutcomplain about workingworking long hourslong hours • talk abouttalk about visitingvisiting JapanJapan • worry aboutworry about takingtaking the mid-term examthe mid-term exam • apologize forapologize for beingbeing latelate • believe inbelieve in tellingtelling the truththe truth • object toobject to buyingbuying a new cara new car
  5. 5. Ted is an extrovert. Like most extroverts,Ted is an extrovert. Like most extroverts, hehe’’s direct. And hes direct. And he’’s honest; he believess honest; he believes 1.1. in tellingin telling the truth.the truth. At his job, he works with other people andAt his job, he works with other people and he never complainshe never complains 2. about working2. about working longlong hours. He doesnhours. He doesn’’t worryt worry 3. about having to3. about having to work on weekends or holidays.work on weekends or holidays. He has a few fears, though. Most of all,He has a few fears, though. Most of all, hehe’’s afraids afraid 4. of flying4. of flying..
  6. 6. TedTed’’s wife, Nicole, on the other hand, is ans wife, Nicole, on the other hand, is an introvert. But she doesnintrovert. But she doesn’’t objectt object 5. to talking5. to talking about herself from time to time.about herself from time to time. Right now, sheRight now, she’’s boreds bored 6. with being6. with being a student,a student, and sheand she’’s sick and tireds sick and tired 7. of writing7. of writing so manyso many long reports andlong reports and 8. of taking8. of taking exams every fewexams every few weeks! Sheweeks! She’’s angrys angry 9. about having to9. about having to spend sospend so much time in front of a computer.much time in front of a computer. But sheBut she’’s exciteds excited 10. about going10. about going on vacation.on vacation. Unlike Ted, sheUnlike Ted, she’’s not at all afraids not at all afraid 11. of flying11. of flying..
  7. 7. TedTed’’s wife, Nicole, on the other hand, is ans wife, Nicole, on the other hand, is an introvert. But she doesnintrovert. But she doesn’’t objectt object 5. to talking5. to talking about herself from time to time.about herself from time to time. Right now, sheRight now, she’’s boreds bored 6. with being6. with being a student,a student, and sheand she’’s sick and tireds sick and tired 7. of writing7. of writing so manyso many long reports andlong reports and 8. of taking8. of taking exams every fewexams every few weeks! Sheweeks! She’’s angrys angry 9. about having to9. about having to spend sospend so much time in front of a computer.much time in front of a computer. But sheBut she’’s exciteds excited 10. about going10. about going on vacation.on vacation. Unlike Ted, sheUnlike Ted, she’’s not at all afraids not at all afraid 11. of flying11. of flying..

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