Adjectives with Prepositions followed by Gerunds

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Adjective + Preposition + Gerund



accustomed to


I am accustomed to seeing this dog in the park every day.

afraid of


Like everybody else, I was afraid of getting old.

angry about


There’s no question he’s angry about being in jail.

ashamed of


Is it something we should be ashamed of showing my mom?

capable of


I know what Roger is capable of doing.

certain about


You’re absolutely certain about winning?

concerned with


They’re just concerned about getting the right clothes.

critical of


The director was critical of spending money on supplies.

discouraged from


I felt discouraged from participating in the study.

enthusiastic about


It’s clear he’s not enthusiastic about moving to Alabama.

excited about


We are excited about going to Hawaii for a vacation.

familiar with


Each student was familiar with doing this kind of research.

famous for


She became famous for singing in musicals.

fond of


He’s fond of saying that is has four full-time jobs.

glad about


Dad was glad about getting a new job so close to home.

good at


My friends are really good at playing baseball.

happy about


Children were happy about going to the Zoo.

interested in


Dad is interested in learning more about Jake’s new job.

keen on


Brian is keen on riding his bike by the lake.

known for


Alice was known for making up silly songs.

nervous about


Pete was really nervous about going to a new school.

perfect for


These shoes are perfect for hiking in the mountains.

proud of/about


Larry was proud of graduating from college.

responsible for


Do you know who is responsible for breaking the window?

sad about


We were very sad about leaving Miami.

successful in


I am usually successful in getting my plans to work out.

suitable for


This cabinet is suitable for storing old magazines.

tired of


We got tired of hearing the same story again and again.

tolerant of


Have we become more tolerant of lying?

upset about


We were all upset about losing the game.

used to


She’s used to sleeping with the window open.

useful for


Wiki is very useful for studying for the graduation exam.

worried about


We were worried about paying the bills.

in charge of


Frank was in charge of organizing the meeting.

Comments (1)

  • Asif


    18 January 2019 at 05:35 | #

    It is useful.


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