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Prepositions which require the gerund (-ing form)

The following table shows the verbs with prepositions and expressions
that should be followed by gerunds.

Verbs with prepositions


Example
/ expressions
Accused of She is accused of smuggling.
The advantage of living alone is that
Advantage of
you can do what you like.
Alternative to Running is an alternative to swimming.
Afraid of I am afraid of being in an accident.
She doesn't approve of watching
Approve of
television all day.
My attempt at riding a bike has been
Attempt at
successful.
Bad at I am bad at writing letters.
What is the chance of knowing each
Chance of
others cousins?
The team is committed to winning the
Committed to
game.
Crazy about She is crazy about living in Amsterdam.
He is concentrating on finishing his
Concentrate on
homework.
Consist of It consists of working hard.
Danger of Danger of drowning.
We will decide against using animals
Decide against
for testing make up.
She had difficulty in finding a house in
Difficulty in
Amsterdam.
There is some doubt about going to the
Doubt about
beach today.
I dream of working at a magazine when
Dream of
I have graduated.
They are excited about going on
Excited about
holiday next week.
Experience in She has a lot of experience in baking
cakes.
She got famous for singing the national
Famous for
anthem.
Fed up with I am fed up with listening to him.
Can you give an explanation for being
Give an explanation for
late?
Glad about I am glad about finishing high school.
She has no intention of getting to know
Have no intention of
him.
She improved her Spanish by reading
Improve by
the newspaper.
He insisted on helping his
Insist on
grandmother.
She likes watching television instead of
Instead of
reading a book.
Interested in He is interested in playing tennis.
Keep on She keeps on talking to him.
Have an objection to I have an objection to that claim.
I made an apology for him behaving
Make an apology for
badly.
They had an objection to having her
Objection to
here.
She offered me an apology for being
Offer an apology for
late.
There is a possibility of winning the
Possibility of
championship.
I am proud of completing the exercises
Proud of
before the end of the class.
Reason for There is a reason for being late.
Succeed in She succeeded in winning the game.
Talk about They talked about selling their house.
They are thinking of selling their
Think of / Think about
house.
Tired of She is tired of hearing that.
Way of I love her way of singing.
Worried about I was worried about arriving late at the
airport.

Phrasal verbs followed by gerunds

Phrasal verbs Example


Be fond of He is fond of going to parties.
Be worth It's worth mentioning.
Feel like She feels like walking home.
Get around to He did not get around to fixing the television.
Give up I must give up smoking.
Keen on I am keen on eating candy.
Plan on She plans on travelling to the South America
Put off They put off discussing the question.