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Prepositions plus '-ing'

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Take a look at the following two sentences - which one is correct and why?

Are you interested in studying English?
Are you interested in study English?

That's right, the first sentence is correct. But why?

When the prepositions in, at, with, of, for, about and so on are used before a verb, the verb must use -ing.

Let's take a look at some other example sentences using prepositions + -ing:

'I'm scared of swimming in the sea.'
'Thanks for giving me a ride.'
'My brothers good at playing tennis.'
'How about taking the bus?'
'I'm not interested in reading books.'

Present Simple and Present Continuous

  • She opened the door ___ using a key.





  • We have no chance of ___ enough money.





  • I am looking forward ___ buying a new car.





  • How ___ going for a coffee?





  • I'm bored ___ working for my company.





  • She was confused ___ trying to follow the lecture.









Comments

share lesson

the lesson all

Re:

yeah please share all the lesson,

im having problems with prepositions, need help please.

Hello, Ireally dont know what to write, but I am thankful to this website,on giving us the oportunity to learn english for free. May God bless you all.

shitu Its really good for

shitu Its really good for me.I like this lesson

Prepositions

That's interesting!

IT WAS AMAZING AND VERY VERY

IT WAS AMAZING AND VERY VERY INTRESTING

hello

it is really good lesson

I am a little confused!

Hello,

I think the preposition " With" should be used after the adjective " bored" in the sentence " I'm bored...working for my company". Why use " of" here??? Is it a rule or something else???

Could you explain to me,plz?

Thanks so much

Teru Smile

How so easy. Take this

How so easy. Take this tip:
- OF is for PURE NOUN
- WITH is for V-ING
I'm bored with meeting the same people day after day. I'm bored of this damned job.

wrong

hi sundaypig ;
i thought that not right
we can say that :
i'm bored of working for my company.
it is above

as for me , this type of

as for me , this type of lesson is very interesting and at the same time useful. Smile

But what acts as Object to what?

"in studying English" is correct. Although you have the choice of a pure Noun and a V-ing after a preposition. "English" acts as Object to the V-ing while it is no related with "study"

Fine

I find it very useful

ing

I'm always confused about using ing

Look forward

after many years I understood why "I look forward to hearing from you" is written with -ing.

thanks

I think

"I look forward to hearing from you" I think that is incorrect,

I'm looking forward to hear from you. Is better isn't it?

comentar

difficult enough

preposition

confused... by, de nham voi: confused ...at

Re:

thanks for sharing this interesting exercise with us, i really enjoyed while doing it,.

to hearing

please somebody give me explanation on number 3 (to + V-ing).

while in the explanation to is not mentioned:
"When the prepositions in, at, with, of, for, about and so on are used before a verb, the verb must use -ing."

each day is a new beginning, so, never give up y..

confused

i was little confused and i did this exercise wrong 2 times

quite tough preposition cant

quite tough preposition
cant get well into it

each day is a new beginning, so, never give up y..

review english

make confidence

very good, I did all correct

very good, I did all correct again

Hi

I need to trying tests again because it not good answer for me.
So sorry.

you have the choice of a

you have the choice of a pure Noun and a V-ing after a preposition.

my comment

It's Important for me to improve grammar.

brilliant

...very useful Smile

mistake

it is so useful lesson.i made 1 mistake ,it is bored+of
i often use bored+ with+ sth/doing sth
i really confuse.

It was not easy, but very

It was not easy, but very useful - thanks

Prepositions

smara Iknow for the first time this important rule when a preposition came before a verb .Thanks.

hi!

I want to thank you for having a site like this. It is usefull for everybody who realy interested to learn the language. apparent, I am the most wanted because i learn it for free. thank's bless you!

hi

I am join today so please you sent me simple english lessons I want to learn english

It is avery useful.I wish

It is avery useful.I wish you could make an exercise of at least 10 to 20 questions so that I can use it for my students. Thanks for your efforts.

how to improve the speaking English

Dear Shukraea
It is much better to have conversation verbally thus it helps us to improve the English natural that it will need to communicate in Skype,
Yes this grammar do not also be underestimate so it has its own impact to practice but is more important to speak effective English,
thanks

Nataly useful lesson, thanks

Nataly
useful lesson, thanks a lot

jeanella

this site is usefull

a doubt

I'm looking forward to buying........

Is it correct? Isn't it I'm looking forward to buy...(to infinitive)

it was my doubt too, what to

it was my doubt too, what to use? to or another preposition and I have made a mistake, but now I know what is correct Smile By the way I played by ear , not too bad result!

right

you're right "I'm looking forward to buy a new car " is correct

Prepositions

its really useful everyone

-ing forms

I think -ing forms are one of the important prepositions. I forgot sometimes use of them.

Thank you for this explaination.

Greetings At Wits End

I agree that -ing forms are

I agree that -ing forms are as important as any other prepositions. The best way to understand and get them is to practice. I always reiterate practice makes perfect. I also benefited and I'm looking forward to seeing and practicing more lessons like this.

Well but it is not so hard

Well but it is not so hard to do it

Great Lesson

This was very important lesson. I got all of them right except the last question. Well, next time I will try to get all the answers right. Thank you for this lesson. I love this website and you guys are doing extraordinary job! Keep it up.

Best Teacher

Thanks for the giving us useful lessons.
god bless you.

preposition

i don't know preposition