Adjectives with Prepositions followed by Gerunds

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ADJECTIVE + PREPOSITION + GERUND

Adjective + Preposition + Gerund

 

Examples

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.

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