• English grammar
  • 1 English alphabet
  • 2 English pronunciation and phonetics [0/3]
  • 3 English articles [0/9]
  • 4 English pronouns [0/39]
  • 4.1 English personal pronouns [0/3]
  • 4.2 English impersonal pronouns (it, there, ...) [0/4]
  • 4.3 English object pronouns [0/3]
  • 4.4 English possessive pronouns [0/5]
  • 4.5 English reflexive pronouns [0/4]
  • 4.6 English reciprocal pronouns [0/4]
  • 4.7 English demonstrative pronouns [0/3]
  • 4.8 English relative pronouns [0/4]
  • 4.9 English indefinite pronouns [0/5]
  • 4.10 English interrogative pronouns [0/4]
  • 5 English nouns [0/16]
  • 6 English adjectives [0/38]
  • 6.1 Adjectives of quality in English [0/4]
  • 6.2 Demonstrative adjectives in English [0/4]
  • 6.3 Possessive adjectives in English [0/4]
  • 6.4 Quantity adjectives in English [0/4]
  • 6.5 Interrogative adjectives in English [0/4]
  • 6.6 Numeral adjectives in English [0/8]
  • 6.7 Comparatives and superlatives [0/10]
  • 7 English adverbs [0/18]
  • 8 English prepositions [0/12]
  • 9 English verbs [0/122]
  • 9.1 Present tenses in English [0/29]
  • Fill in the correct present tense in English (Score -/-)
  • Exercise about all present tenses in English (Score -/-)
  • Mixed present tenses exercise in English (Score -/-)
  • Practice all the English present tenses (Score -/-)
  • 9.1.1 Present simple tense in English [0/5]
  • 9.1.2 Present continuous tense in English [0/4]
  • 9.1.3 Present simple vs present continuous in English [0/4]
  • 9.1.4 Present perfect tense in English [0/4]
  • 9.1.5 Present perfect continuous tense in English [0/4]
  • 9.1.6 Difference past simple and present perfect in English [0/4]
  • 9.2 Past tenses in English [0/20]
  • 9.3 Future tenses in English [0/21]
  • 9.4 Auxiliary verbs in English [0/9]
  • 9.5 Present participle in English [0/3]
  • 9.6 Past participle in English [0/3]
  • 9.7 Modal verbs in English [0/11]
  • 9.8 Phrasal verbs in English [0/3]
  • 9.9 Regular verbs in English [0/3]
  • 9.10 Irregular verbs in English [0/3]
  • 9.11 Gerund (-ing form) in English [0/8]
  • 9.12 Infinitive verbs in English [0/3]
  • 9.13 Imperative in English [0/2]
  • 9.14 Reported speech in English [0/2]
  • 9.15 Active and passive voice in English [0/2]
  • 10 English conditionals [0/20]
  • Gerund after prepositions in English

    This chapter will explain when a gerund must follow a preposition. This depends on the verb or on the previous word. 

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


    Exercise to fill in the correct preposition and gerund in English.

    Practice the prepositions and gerunds in English