Hey ABA friends!
Recently we have been focusing on the use of gerunds in English and when they should be used. In today’s post, we are going to focus on their use after a verb and a preposition together in English.
When are gerunds used after a verb and a preposition?
In English, there are many expressions which are comprised of a verb followed by a preposition which are then followed by a gerund. Unfortunately there is no specific rule for these examples.
These examples when they appear should be learnt and memorised so that each time that they are used in English, they are followed by a gerund.
I’m thinking of going on holiday next week
They’re talking about setting up a company
I’m looking forward to hearing from you
What else should be learnt when studying these examples?
When you are studying this kind of structure, it is important that you don’t overload your brain with too much information. Concentrate on the main examples and then once you have those memorised, go from there.
I agree with buying a new car
I believe in helping disadvantaged people
I worry about starting new jobs
What’s the key?
As mentioned previously, the key is to memorise the examples in which this structure appears. This is best done in your own time and at your own pace to ensure that you don’t overload your brain.
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