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Sec 13: Preposition + Verbs

decide
    on (a matter)

differ
    from (a feature)
    with (a person)

engage
    in (a conversation)

find fault
    with (others)

insist
    on (rights)

live
    at (at address)
    in (a flat)
    on (an item of food)
    with (somebody)

object
    to (a remark)

quarrel
    with (somebody)

rely
    on (a person)

resort
    to (a drastic measure)

subscribe
    to (a magazine)

subsists
    on (an item)

Sec 11: Prepositions – The Links

Combinations:

Preposition readily combine with nouns, verbs and adjectives.
+ nouns:
aptitude, talent for
belief, faith in
prooft of
sympathy for, with
praise for, of
+verbs
annoyed 
    by (a remark)
    with (somebody)
argue
    about (an issue)
    with (a person)
    for, against (a proposal)
account 
    for (missing items)
accustomed 
    to (an activity)
accused 
    of (a crime)
 

Sec 9: The Present Participle 3

Knowing that I was late, I ran all the way.

Hoping to frighten the dog, he threw a stone at it.

Feeling rather ill yesterday, I decided to stay at home.

Thinking that the tin was empty, she threw it away.

(Note: In this type of structure, the present participle comes before the word to which it refers. Do not use this pattern unless it is clear that the participle expression refers to the subject of the following clause.

Sec 8: The Present Participle 2

He is in Perth, studying medicine.

The boys are outside the cinema, looking at the posters.

Raman is in the office, waiting to see Mr. Chong.

The cat is hiding in that bush, hoping to catch a bird.

Exercises:
1. The boys are by that tree, reading …
2. The injured man is at home, recovering from …
3. Ali is at the railway station, waiting for…
4. The beggar held out his bowl, hoping…
5. The farmer looked at the dry ground and then stared up at the sky, hoping…
6. I hesitated for a moment, wondering …
7. There is Ali, sitting …
8. The smoke came in the window, making …
9. The monkey is sitting at the top of the tree, throwing down …
10. We are going to Singapore next week, visiting …