Gerunds and Infinitives, Part 1 CHAPTER 14, Understanding and Using English Grammar Third Edition Volume B
be interested in
Alice isn’t interested _______ ________ing for a new job.
be excited about
Henry is excited _________ _____________ing for India.
be capable of
You are capable _______ _______ing better work.
have an excuse for
I have no excuse _________ _____ing late.
be accustomed to
I’m accustomed ____ __________ing a big breakfast.
prevent (someone) from
The rain prevented us _________ ____________ing the work.
Fred is always complaining __________ _________ing a headache.
Instead _____ _________ing , Margaret went to a ballgame with some of her friends.
Thank you _______ helping me carry my suitcases.
Mrs. Grant insisted ____ _________ing the whole truth.
I believe ____ ________ing honest at all times.
take advantage of
You should take advantage _____ _________ing here.
have a reason for
Fatima had a good reason ________ not ______ing to class yesterday.
Everyone in the neighborhood participated _____ ___________ing for the lost child.
I apologized to Yoko ________ ___________ing her wait for me.
blame (someone) for
The weather is terrible tonight. I don’t blame you _______ not __________ to go to the meeting.
be responsible for
Who is responsible _________ ___________ing and __________ing the dishes after dinner?
in addition to
In addition ______ ______ing to school full time, Spiro has a part-time job.
stop (someone) from
I stopped the child ___________ ________ing into the street.
Where should we go for dinner tonight? Would you object ______ ______ing to an Italian restaurant?
for the purpose of
The mayor made another public statement for the purpose _____ __________ing the new tax proposal.
be accused of
The thief was accused _____ _________ing a woman’s purse.
be guilty of
The jury found Mr. Adams guilty ____ _________ing money from the company he worked for and ___________ing it for himself.
be used to
Larry isn’t used ____ ___________ing a suit and tie every day.
look forward to
I’m going to visit my family during the school vacation. I’m looking forward _____ ________ing my mother’s cooking and ____________ing in my ow[n bed.