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Many verbs have the structure verb + prepostion (in/for/about, etc.) + object. If the object is another verbs, it ends in ___. 

Many verbs have the structure + verb + preposition (in/for/about, etc.) + object.

We talked about the problem.

You should apologize for what you said.

But if the object is another verbs, it ends in -ing

We talk about going in South America.

You should apologize for not telling the truth.

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Have you succeed __ fiding a job yet?

Have you succeed in fiding a job yet?

3

They insisted __ paying for dinner.

They insisted on paying for dinner.

4

I'm thinking __ buying a house.

I'm thinking of buying a house.

5

I wouldn't dream of asking them for money.

I wouldn't dream of asking them for money.

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He doesn't approve __ swearing.

He doesn't approve of swearing.

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We have decided a_____ moving to Chicago.

We have decided againts moving to Chicago.

8

Do you feel l___ going out tonight?

Do you feel like going out tonight?

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I'm looking forward __ meeting her.

I'm looking forward to meeting her.

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Some verbs have the structure verb + object + preposition + -ing.

Some verbs have the structure verb + object + preposition + -ing.

Note thar some of these verbs are also often use in the passive.

They accused us of telling lies vs We were accused of telling lies.

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I congratulated Ann __ getting a new job.

I congratulated Ann of getting a new job. (object)

12

They accused us __ telling lies.

They accused us of telling lies. (object)

13

Nobody suspected the general __ being a spy.

Nobody suspected the general of being a spy. (object)

14

What prevented you ____ coming to see us?

What prevented you from coming to see us? (object)

15

`The noise keeps me f___ falling asleep.

`The noise keeps me from falling asleep. (object)

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The rain didn't stop us f____enjoying our vacations.

The rain didn't stop us from enjoying our vacations.

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I forgot to thank them __ helping me.

I forgot to thank them for helping me. (object)

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Please excuse me ___ not returning your call.

Please excuse me for not returning your call. (object)