Gerundios Vrs Infinitives

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-ing form used as a noun
infinitive + -ing
Going to parties is fun. | I enjoy reading. |
Gerund is subject | Gerund is object |

We use the Gerund after prepositions.
adjective + preposition
We use the Gerund after the following phrases: |
afraid of | They are afraid of losing the match. |
angry about/at | Pat is angry about walking in therain. |
bad at
good at | John is good at working in the garden. |
clever at | He is clever at skateboarding. |
crazy about | The girl is crazy about playing tennis. |
disappointed about/at | He is disappointed about seeing such a bad report. |
excited about | We are excited about making our own film. |
famous for | Sandy is famous for singing songs. |
fed up with | I'm fed up withbeing treated as a child. |
fond of | Hannah is fond of going to parties. |
glad about | She is glad about getting married again. |
happy about/at | The children are not happy about seeing a doctor. |
interested in | Are you interested in writing poems? |
keen on | Joe is keen on drawing. |
proud of | She is proud of riding a snowboard. |
sick of | We're sick of sitting around like this.|
sorry about/for | He's sorry for eating in the lesson. |
tired of | I'm tired of waiting for you. |
used to | She is used to smoking. |
worried about | I'm worried about making mistakes. |

We use the Gerund after prepositions.
noun + preposition
We use the Gerund after the following nouns: |
advantage of | What is the advantage of farming over hunting? |
chance of | There's achance of catching a cold these days. |
choice between | There's a choice between flying to London Heathrow or Stansted. |
danger of | Peggy is in danger of making a mistake. |
difficulty in | He has difficulty in sending SMS. |
doubt about | He is in doubt about buying the correct software for his computer system. |
hope of | There's little hope of catching Schumacher's Ferrari. |idea of | I like the idea of setting up a new email account. |
interest in | There's no interest in writing letters. |
method of | This is a simple method of finding solutions. |
opportunity of | There's some opportunity of bringing her parents together again. |
possibility of | These new wheels offer the possibility of riding tubeless. |
problem of | He has the problem of swimming tooslow. |
reason for | There's a real reason for winning the contest. |
risk of | There's a risk of digging too deep. |
trouble for | He was in trouble for stealing. |
way of | This is a new way of building a wall. |

We use the Gerund after prepositions.
verb + preposition
Exception: to
Here we use the phrase:
looking forward to + Gerund
I'm looking forward to seeing you soon.We use the Gerund after the following phrases: |
accuse of | They were accused of breaking into a shop. |
agree with | I agree with playing darts. |
apologize for | They apologize for being late. |
believe in | She doesn't believe in getting lost in the wood. |
blame for | The reporter is blamed for writing bad stories. |
complain about | She complains about bullying. |concentrate on | Do you concentrate on reading or writing? |
congratulate sb. on | I wanted to congratulate you on making such a good speech. |
cope with | He is not sure how to cope with getting older. |
decide against | They decided against stealing the car. |
depend on | Success may depend on becoming more patient. |
dream about/of | Sue dreams of being a pop star. |
feel like | They feellike going to bed. |
get used to | You must get used to working long hours. |
insist on | The girls insisted on going out with Mark. |
look forward to | I'm looking forward to seeing you soon. |
prevent sb. from sth. | How can I prevent Kate from working in this shop? |
rely on sth. | He doesn't rely on winning in the casino. |
succeed in | How then can I succeed in learning chemistry?...
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