Using Gerunds As The Objects Of Prepositions (Quiz)

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Every Gerund ends with an “ing” in the English language. The use of these words is quite confusing to many but with proper revision one can be a professional at using them. Take up the questions below and polish up your vocabulary skills. All the best as you tackle it.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Chichin went to bed instead _____ (finish)

    Explanation
    Chichin went to bed instead of finishing. This means that Chichin chose to go to bed instead of completing a task or activity. The phrase "of finishing" indicates that Chichin did not complete whatever they were supposed to finish before going to bed.

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  • 2. 

    I thanked my friend _____ (lend)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "for lending" because the sentence is expressing gratitude towards the friend for their act of lending something. The verb "thanked" requires a preposition to show the reason or cause for the thanks, and in this case, "for" is the appropriate preposition to indicate the action of lending.

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  • 3. 

     I'm excited _____ (go)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "about going" because the phrase "excited about" is followed by a gerund (a verb ending in -ing) in order to express enthusiasm or anticipation for a future action. In this case, the gerund "going" is used to indicate excitement for the action of going somewhere.

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  • 4. 

    I'm not accustomed _____ (live)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to living". In this sentence, the phrase "accustomed to" is used to express a familiarity or habituation towards something. The verb that follows "to" should be in its gerund form, which is "living" in this case. Therefore, the correct phrase is "accustomed to living".

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  • 5. 

    Dimas didn't feel good. He complained _____ (have)

    Explanation
    Dimas didn't feel good. He complained about having a certain condition or experiencing a specific symptom. The phrase "about having" suggests that Dimas expressed dissatisfaction or discomfort regarding something that he was experiencing or going through. This could refer to physical discomfort, emotional distress, or any other negative state of being that Dimas was facing.

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  • 6. 

    I don't blame you _____ (want, not)

    Explanation
    The phrase "I don't blame you" indicates that the speaker does not hold the listener responsible or at fault for a certain action or feeling. In this case, the speaker is acknowledging that they understand why the listener does not want something. The word "for" is used to introduce the reason or cause, and "not wanting" is the action or feeling that the speaker is referring to. Therefore, the correct answer is "for not wanting."

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  • 7. 

    I have a good reason _____ (be)

    Explanation
    The phrase "for being" is the correct answer because it completes the sentence and provides a reason for something. In this case, the speaker is stating that they have a good reason for being or existing. The missing word "be" is the correct form of the verb to match the structure of the sentence.

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  • 8. 

    It's getting late. I'm worried _____ (miss)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "about missing". In this sentence, the speaker is expressing their worry about potentially missing something due to the fact that it is getting late. The phrase "about missing" effectively conveys this concern.

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  • 9. 

    I'm interested _____ (find out about)

    Explanation
    The phrase "I'm interested in finding out about" indicates a desire or curiosity to gather information or learn about something. It implies that the person wants to acquire knowledge or gain insight into a particular subject or topic.

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  • 10. 

    I'm thinking _____ (go)

    Explanation
    The phrase "about/of going" is the correct answer because it correctly completes the sentence "I'm thinking _____ (go)". Both "about" and "of" can be used after the verb "thinking" to indicate that the person is considering or contemplating the action of going.

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  • 11. 

    I apologized to my friend _____ (be)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "for being". In this sentence, the speaker is apologizing to their friend for their action of being. The word "being" is the gerund form of the verb "be", which is used to indicate a state or condition. Therefore, the correct phrase to use in this context is "for being".

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  • 12. 

    I am not used _____ (drive)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to driving" because the sentence is expressing that the person is not accustomed or familiar with the act of driving. The phrase "to driving" is used to indicate the action of driving as something that the person is not accustomed to doing.

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  • 13. 

    Nothing can stop me _____ (go)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "from going". This is because the phrase "nothing can stop me" indicates a strong determination or resolve to continue with an action. In this case, the action is "going". The word "from" is used to show the origin or cause of the action, in this case, nothing can prevent or hinder the person from going.

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  • 14. 

    In that office, who is responsible _____ (take care of)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "for taking care of." This is because the phrase "responsible for" is followed by a gerund form of the verb, which in this case is "taking care of." Therefore, the person in the office is responsible for the task of taking care of something or someone.

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  • 15. 

    I look forward _____ (go)

    Explanation
    The phrase "look forward to" is followed by a gerund, which is a verb in its -ing form. In this case, the verb "go" is used as a gerund, so the correct form is "to going."

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  • 16. 

    The thief was guilty _____ (steal)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "of stealing" because the phrase "of stealing" is used to indicate that someone is guilty of the action of stealing. In this case, the thief is being accused of committing the crime of stealing.

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  • 17. 

    Maryani has two jobs. In addition _____ (work)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to working" because it completes the sentence and maintains parallel structure. The phrase "in addition to working" indicates that Maryani has another job or responsibility. The preposition "to" is used to show the addition or inclusion of something else, in this case, working.

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  • 18. 

    Please forgive me _____ (write, not)

    Explanation
    The given correct answer "for not writing" is a phrase that is used to apologize or ask for forgiveness for not writing. It implies that the speaker is sorry for their lack of communication or failure to fulfill a writing task. The phrase acknowledges the writer's remorse and expresses a desire for forgiveness.

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  • 19. 

    Siska is an honest person. She's not capable _____ (tell)

    Explanation
    Siska is described as an honest person, indicating that she always tells the truth. Therefore, she is not capable of telling lies or being dishonest.

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  • 20. 

    III health keeps my grandfather _____ (travel)

    Explanation
    The phrase "from traveling" is used to show the reason or cause for why the speaker's grandfather does not travel. It indicates that his health is the reason that prevents him from traveling. The word "traveling" is repeated in the answer to emphasize the action that the grandfather is unable to do due to his health condition.

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