Gerund After Prepositions

There are some words that do not have to use verbs in the infinitive form after prepositions but have to use Gerund 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.

Gerund after Prepositions

After going through this post, you will be able to understand the use of Gerund after Prepositions with examples. As

  • He is determined to go there.
  • He is bent upon going there.

The first uses the infinite form ‘to go,’ But in the second ‘bent‘, Past Participle Verb is followed by the Preposition ‘upon‘ and then going Gerund. Done.


Gerund after Prepositions Examples


  1. He is addicted to gambling (not ‘to gamble’),
  2. He is averse to smoking.
  3. I do not believe in indulging children.
  4. I am tired of warning him.
  5. I had the good fortune of knowing him intimately.
  6. He had an aptitude for drawing pictures.
  7. He is bent on doing something original.
  8. He is an expert in organizing meetings and conferences.
  9. He is not eligible for holding any government post.
  10. We appreciate the necessity of helping the destitute.
  11. Uday Shankar excelled in dancing.
  12. He is confident of securing the job.
  13. You have no excuse for behaving rudely toward him.
  14. He persisted in making the same request.
  15. He insisted on my going there.
  16. He has no scruples in begging.
  17. He succeeded in convincing the court of his innocence.
  18. I am fond of reading detective stories.
  19. Who hindered you from attending the meeting?
  20. This is only a pretext for not doing the work.
  21. He despaired from achieving success.
  22. He is intent on visiting England.
  23. The habit of sleeping during the daytime is injurious to health.
  24. He had to suffer the humiliation of apologizing.
  25. Remember the duty of helping the poor.
  26. Illness preventing him from taking the rest.

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