There are some words that don’t need to use infinitive forms after prepositions but use Gerunds or Verbal nouns.
When a verb is followed by an ‘ing’ and the term is used as a noun, it is called Gerund or Verbal Noun.
After going through this post, you will be able to understand the use of Gerund after Prepositions with examples. As
- They are determined to go to Europe next summer.
- They are bent upon going to Europe next summer.
The first sentence uses the infinite form ‘to go,’ But in the second sentence, ‘bent’, Past Participle Verb is followed by the Preposition ‘upon‘ and then going Gerund. Done.
Gerund after Prepositions Examples
- They’re worried about missing their flight.
- She’s proud of winning the competition.
- He’s responsible for managing the team.
- He is addicted to gambling. (not ‘to gamble’)
- He is averse to smoking.
- She’s afraid of speaking in public.
- They’re accustomed to living in the countryside.
- He’s keen on pursuing a career in medicine.
- I am tired of warning him.
- Peter is an expert in organizing meetings and conferences.
- He is not eligible for holding any vacant post.
- She’s not used to driving in heavy traffic.
- He’s interested in participating in the project.
- Hrithik excelled in dancing.
- He is confident of securing the defence job.
- You have no excuse for behaving rudely toward Alisha.
- He insisted on my going there.
- She’s good at solving puzzles.
- He’s responsible for overseeing the construction project.
- I’m sorry for being late for the meeting.
- He succeeded in convincing the court of his innocence.
- I am fond of reading love stories.
- He despaired from achieving success.
- He is intent on visiting the UK.
- The habit of sleeping during the daytime is injurious to health.
- He had to suffer the humiliation of apologizing.
- Remember the duty of helping the poor.
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