Nouns + prepositions followed by the gerund.

28 Oct


The following nouns + prepositions are also followed by the gerund:


  • choice of
  • possibility of
  • excuse for
  • intention of
  • reason for
  • method for (method of).


 Examples of sentences:


  • George has no excuse for dropping out of school
  • There is a possibility of acquiring this property at a good price.
  • There is no reason for leaving this early
  • Connie has developed a method for evaluating this problem.


Other examples:


  • After leaving the party, Ali drove home.
  • He should have stayed in New York instead of moving to Maine.

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Posted by on October 28, 2011 in English Lessons & Exercises


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