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Mensaje  Compilator el Lun Jul 21, 2008 6:49 pm

Adjective + Preposition Combinations Followed by Gerunds

The following is ONLY A SAMPLE LIST of the most commonly used adjective + preposition combinations that can be followed by gerunds.

accustomed to ----------> He is accustomed to having his own office.
addicted to ----------> She is addicted to watching TV.
afraid of ----------> She is afraid of speaking in public.
anxious about ----------> Norma is anxious about making the presentation.
bored of ----------> I am bored of doing the same old job.
capable of ----------> He is capable of winning a gold medal.
committed to ----------> She is committed to improving her English.
concerned about ----------> Nancy was concerned about being late.
content with ----------> Tim is content with winning second place.
dedicated to ----------> The organization is dedicated to ending poverty.
devoted to ----------> The money will be devoted to protecting the environment.
disappointed with ----------> Fiona was disappointed with coming in third place.
discouraged by ----------> He was discouraged by not getting the job.
excited about ----------> The researcher was excited about going to Africa.
famous for ----------> That actor is famous for being extremely weird.
fond of ----------> She is fond of having picnics.
frightened of ----------> She is frightened of being alone at night.
guilty of ----------> The banker was guilty of stealing money.
happy about ----------> He was happy about winning the lottery.
interested in ----------> She is interested in becoming a doctor.
involved in ----------> He was involved in making the movie.
known for ----------> She was known for causing problems.
opposed to ----------> They are opposed to building a new road in the park.
proud of ----------> He was proud of having completed the marathon.
remembered for ----------> She is remembered for protecting mountain gorillas.
responsible for ----------> He is responsible for causing the damage.
scared of ----------> Tina is scared of being alone at night.
terrified of ----------> The surfer is terrified of being attacked by a shark.
tired from----------> She is tired from working all day.
tired of ----------> Margaret is tired of making dinner every night.
worried about ----------> The hikers were worried about not having enough water.

Noun + Preposition Combinations Followed by Gerunds

The following is ONLY A SAMPLE LIST of the most commonly used noun + preposition combinations that can be followed by gerunds.

addiction to ----------> His addiction to surfing the Internet is a problem.
advantage of ----------> He has the advantage of speaking English fluently.
anxiety about ----------> Her anxiety about speaking in public caused her to lose the job.
belief in ----------> His belief in not harming animals was something he learned from his mother.
credit for ----------> She took credit for improving the filing system.
dedication to----------> His dedication to teaching was impressive.
delay in----------> The delay in processing the visa caused problems.
devotion to ----------> His devotion to biking allowed him to win the competition.
disadvantage of ----------> The disadvantage of flying is that you can't see the scenery along the way.
experience in ----------> She has a great deal of experience in introducing new products to international markets.
With the noun "experience," sometimes a gerund is added without the preposition "in." ----------> "Experience introducing new products" would also be acceptable.
fear of ----------> His fear of flying made travel difficult.
fondness for ----------> Her fondness for traveling led to her career in the travel industry.
habit of ----------> His habit of smoking in restaurants caused many problems in California.
interest in ----------> Her career as a pilot evolved out of her interest in flying.
knowledge of ----------> Her knowledge of climbing helped her during the competition.
love of ----------> His love of singing developed when he was a child.
memory of ----------> Their memories of traveling in Africa will stay with them forever.
preference for ----------> I think his preference for speaking his native language is natural.
process of ----------> The process of painting such a large mural is more complicated than you might think.
reaction to ----------> His reaction to winning the prize was quite funny.
reason for ----------> The main reason for taking the course is to improve your language skills.
regret for ----------> The criminal's regret for committing the crime did not convince the judge.
report on ----------> The magazine's report on choosing the right car was not well researched.
reputation for ----------> Her reputation for lying is well known.
responsibility for ----------> His responsibility for completing the project on time was acknowledged by the company.
story about ----------> I don't know if I believe his story about seeing a UFO.
talent for ----------> His talent for learning languages was impressive.

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