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If a preposition (in / forabout, etc.) is followed by a verb , the verb ends in ___. 

If a preposition (in / forabout, etc.) is followed by a verb, the verb ends in -ing(not the infinitive form)

2

Use the right preposition. Are you interested __ working?

Use the right preposition. Are you interested in working?

3

Use the right preposition. Sue must be fed up ____ studying.

Use the right preposition. Sue must be fed up with studying.

4

Use the right preposition. What are the advantages __ having a car?

Use the right preposition. What are the advantages of having a car?

5

Thank you very much ___ inviting me to your party.

Thank you very much for inviting me to your party.

6

How _____ meeting for lunch tomorrow?

How about meeting for lunch tomorrow?

7

Why don't you go out _____ __ sitting at home all the time?

Why don't you go out instead of sitting at home all the time?

8

Carol went to work __ _____ __feeling sick.

Carol went to work in spite of feeling sick.

9

Do we say "before going" out or "before to go out"?

We say "before going out".

Before going out, I called Sarah. (not before to go out)

Here, we can also say: Before I went out...

10

We use by ...-ing to say h__ something happens.

We use by ...-ing to say how something happens.

The burglars got into the house by breaking a window and climbing in.

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She made herself sick by not eating properly.

Many accidents are caused by people dryving too fast.

 

11

False or true. Can we use -ing with without?

True. Can we use -ing with without?

We ran 10 miles without stopping.

It was stupid thing to say. I said it without thinking.

She needs to work without people disturbing her.

I have enogh problems of my own without having to worry about yours.

12

False or true. Can we use to as preposition with -ing?

True. Can we use to as preposition with -ing?

To is not only a part of the infinitive but it is also a preposition (like in/for/about, etc.) we can use with -ing. when it is followed by a verb.

I prefer driving to travelling by train. (not to travel)

Are you looing forward to going on vacation? (not looking forward to go)

 

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Same as the first with -ing. Why is it useful to have a car. What are the advantages of _____.

 

Same as the first with -ing. Why is it useful to have a car. What are the advantages of having a car

14

Same as the first with -ing. I don't intend to apply the job. I have no intention of ______.

Same as the first with -ing. I don't intend to apply the job. I have no intention of applying for the job.

15

Same as the first with -ing. Karen has a good memory for names. Karen is good at ______.

Same as the first with -ing. Karen has a good memory for names. Karen is good at remembering names.

 

 

 

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Same as the first with -ing. Mark won't pass the exam. He has no chance. Mark has no chance of ______.

Same as the first with -ing. Mark won't pass the exam. He has no chance. Mark has no chance of passing the exam.

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Same as the first with -ing. Did you get into trouble cecause you were late? Did you get into trouble for ______.

Same as the first with -ing. Did you get into trouble cecause you were late? Did you get into trouble for being late.

18

Same as the first with -ing. We didn't eat at home. We went to a restaurant instead. Instead of ______.

Same as the first with -ing. We didn't eat at home. We went to a restaurant instead. Instead of eating at home, we went to a restaurant.

19

Same as the first with -ing. We got into the exhibition. We didn't have to wait in line. We got into the exhibition without ______.

Same as the first with -ing. We got into the exhibition. We didn't have to wait in line. We got into the exhibition without waiting in line.

20

Complete. I was able to reach the top shelf ____ (stand) on a chair.

Complete. I was able to reach the top shelf by standing on a chair.

21

Complete. We ran 10 miles without _____ (stop).

Complete. We ran 10 miles without stopping.

22

Complete. Before _____ (go) to bed, I like to have a hot drink.

Complete. Before going to bed, I like to have a hot drink.

23

Complete. I am looking forward to ____ (go) on vacation.

Complete. I am looking forward to going on vacation.

24

Complete. After _____ (do) the same job for 10 years, I felt I need a change. 

CompleteAfter doing the same job for 10 years, I felt I need a change. 

25

Complete. How about _____ (go) for a walk?

Complete. How about _____ (go) for a walk?

26

Complete. I like these pictures you took. You're good at _____ (take) pictures.

Complete. I like these pictures you took. You're good at taking pictures.

27

Complete. I was annoyed because the decision was made without anybody ____ (tell) me.

Complete. I was annoyed because the decision was made without anybody telling me.