Підручник Англійська мова 9 клас (9-й рік навчання) - Л.І. Морська - Астон 2017 рік
GRAMMAR REFERENCE BOX
1. Gerund after Preposition
after: After having a shower, I waited for Steven.
before: The tablet must not be taken before getting up in the morning.
by: I manage it by working much longer than 40-hour weeks.
in spite of: In spite of studying a lot he didn’t pass the exams.
on: What was her reaction on hearing the news?
without: He told the joke without laughing.
2. Gerund after Adjective + Preposition
afraid of: They are afraid of losing the match.
angry about/at: Pat is angry about walking in the rain.
bad at/good at: John is good at working in the garden.
• clever at
He is clever at skateboarding.
• crazy about
The girl is crazy about playing tennis.
• disappointed about/at
He is disappointed about seeing such a bad report.
• excited about
We are excited about making our own film.
• famous for
Sandy is famous for singing songs.
• fed up with
I’m fed up with being treated as a child.
• fond of
Hannah is fond of going to parties.
• glad about
She is glad about getting married again.
• happy about/at
The children are not happy about seeing a doctor.
• interested in
Are you interested in writing poems?
• keen on
Joe is keen on drawing.
• proud of
She is proud of riding a snowboard.
• sick of
We’re sick of sitting around like this.
• sorry about/for
He’s sorry for eating in the lesson.
• tired of
I’m tired of waiting for you.
• used to
She is used to smoking.
• worried about
I’m worried about making mistakes.
3. Gerund after Noun + Preposition
• advantage of
What is the advantage of farming over hunting?
• chance of
There’s a chance of catching a cold these days.
• 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 texting.
• doubt about
He is in doubt about buying the correct software for his computer system.
• hope of
There’s little hope of catching the new Corvette.
• idea of
I like the idea of setting up a new email account.
• 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
These wheels offer the possibility of riding tubeless.
• problem of
He has the problem of swimming too slow.
• reason for
There’s a real reason for winning the contest.
• risk of
There’s a risk of digging too deep.
• trouble for
He was in trouble for stealing.
• way of
This is a new way of building a wall.
4. Gerund after Verb + Preposition
• accuse of
They were accused of breaking into a shop.
• agree with
I agree with playing darts.
• apologize for
They apologize for being late.
• believe in
She doesn’t believe in getting lost in the wood.
• blame for
The reporter is blamed for writing bad stories.
• complain about
She complains about bullying.
• concentrate on
Do you concentrate on reading or writing?
• congratulate sb. on
I wanted to congratulate you on making such a good speech.
• cope with
He is not sure how to cope with getting older.
• decide against
They decided against stealing the car.
• depend on
Success may depend on becoming more patient.
• dream about/of
Sue dreams of being a pop star.
• feel like
They feel like going to bed.
• get used to
You must get used to working long hours.
• insist on
The girls insisted on going out with Mark.
• look forward to
I’m looking forward to seeing you soon.
• prevent sb. from sth.
How can I prevent Kate from working in this shop?
• rely on sth.
He doesn’t rely on winning in the casino.
• succeed in
How then can I succeed in studying chemistry?
• specialize in
The firm specialized in designing websites.
• stop sb. from
I stopped Andrew from smoking.
• talk about/of
They often talk about travel(l)ing to New Zealand.
• think about/of
Frank thinks of playing chess.
• warn sb. against
We warned them against using this computer.
• worry about
The patient worries about having the check-up.