1.  admit
Susan admitted lying while under   
oath.
2.  
appreciate
We appreciate receiving your
donation ahead of time.         
3.  
avoid
Many Canadians avoid smoking    
because it is unhealthy.
4.  
be worth
Good friends are worth keeping.
5.  
can’t help
I can’t help worrying about my
elderly parents.
6.  
consider
Karen considered going to
Switzerland but eventually went to
Spain.
7.
 delay
Don’t delay getting your driver’s
licence.
8.  
deny
Patricia denied borrowing my
calculator.  She said she didn't even
even know I had one.
9.  
detest
Frances detests hearing profanities
on television.
10.
discuss
My wife and I discussed having a
second child.
11.
enjoy
Tourists always enjoy taking
photographs.
12.
finish
Have you finished painting the
kitchen?
13.
imagine
Can you imagine becoming a famous
Hollywood movie star and making 25
million dollars a movie?
14.
involve
It will involve doing a lot of research.
15.
keep
She keeps telling me that she will
visit me one day.
16.
mention
Susan mentioned buying a new car.  
Has she already bought one?
17.
mind
I don’t mind gaining a few more
pounds.
18.
miss
Henry misses going to his favorite
restaurant in his native country.
19.
postpone
She postponed going to the doctor
again.   
20.
quit
How many times have you tried to
quit smoking?
21.
recall
She recalled pointing out to you the
problem before it became serious.
22.
spend time
We all spend time reading our   
favourite books.
23.
stop
She stopped working night shift
because she thought it was
dangerous.
24.
suggest
My dad suggested going to a
cottage instead of going abroad this
summer.

1.    My children are accustomed to   
getting up early.
2.   The Grade Six baseball team is
afraid of losing  the match.
3.    Amanda is
angry about losing her
job at Zellers.
4.    My uncle is
bad at working in the
garden.
5.    My grandmother is
bored with/by
living alone.
6.    Are you
certain of passing the
exam?
7.    Dominik is
clever at snowboarding.
8.    I am really
concerned about losing
weight.
9.    We’re
crazy about playing tennis.10.  The
Grade Twelve students are so
disappointed about/at performing
badly in math.
11.  I’m not
excited about moving to
Montreal.
12.  Russia is very
famous for winning
in every international figure skating
competition.
13.  To tell you the truth, I’m so
fed up
with
being treated like a baby.
14.  Matthew and Patricia are
fond of
bowling.
15.  Sandra was
glad about meeting
the mayor.
16.  My sister-in-law was
happy about
being on the Oprah Winfrey Show
last week.
17.  Teresa is
interested in working for
the governor.
18.  Are you
keen on going to the show
tonight?
19.  Is Jonathan
nervous about going to
his first job interview?
20.  My parents are
proud of helping
the less  fortunate.
21.  Who is
responsible for driving the
children to school this week?     
22.  Aren’t you
satisfied with being a
firefighter?
23.  I’m
sick and tired of not having a
job and doing nothing all day
24.  Why are you so
thrilled about
winning twenty dollars in a lottery?
25.  I’m still
worried about spending too
much money on long distance
phone calls.
VERBS OFTEN
FOLLOWED BY GERUNDS
Andrew Taylor's  ESL Transcend Publications
GERUNDS AFTER
PREPOSITIONS
VERB + PREPOSITION
+ GERUND
1.  We believe in helping the poor.
2.  I really care about telling the truth.
3.  My job consists of gathering  
accurate information.

4.  We both depend on working two
jobs.
5. Susan dreams about becoming very
famous.
6. I gave up smoking and eating junk
food.

7. My wife insisted on buying a house
instead of a  condominium.
8. Why does he keep on losing his car
key?
9. Kathryn put off visiting her native
country due to financial problems.

10. They finally succeeded in winning
the game.
11.  You take care of mowing the lawn
and watering  the plants.
12. They’re talking about having
another baby.

13.  My in-laws are thinking about
traveling to Switzerland or
Germany.
14. We all work very hard at finding a
good job.
15. I worry about not having enough
money to pay all the bills.


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