Stock Market
He's nervous about buying stocks.
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Adjective + Preposition Followed by a Gerund

Definition:

Using the rules of the prepositions taught earlier. A speaker will use adjective + preposition + verb in order to express the way they feel about a certain action.

Sentence Structure:

adjective + preposition + verb

Example:

1. Nick is tired of running.

2. Ashley is nervous about testing.



Verb + Preposition Followed by a Gerund

Definition

Verb + preposition is used when the speaker would like to give the preposition an action.

Sentence Structure:

verb + preposition + gerund

 

Example:

1. We talked about hiking.

2. I'm interested in being an astronaut.



Noun + Preposition Followed by a Gerund

Definition:

Using the rules of a preposition, a speaker can give a more detailed description of the noun they are using.

Sentence Structure:

noun + preposition + gerund

Example:

1. The author's book about running was very good.

2. We had a conversation about fishing.

She is responsible for breaking the computer.
 
 
Listening Exercise
Listen to the exercise. Match the sentences with the correct number. The first sentence has been completed for you. English Logic will put a checkmark ) next to your correct answers.
A.
I'm tired of cleaning.
B.
The teacher gave us a lesson in math.
C.
I am afraid of snakes.
D.
I'm worried about Tom. He seems sad.
E.
I am dedicated to teaching.
F.
I am proud of having children.
G.
I have a habit of talking too much. .
H.
My memories of growing up are good. (growing up = getting older)
I.
Tom has a habit of talking too loudly.
J.
I'm tired of working everyday.
 
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