Chapter 17. Participles and Gerunds (Cont'd...)
17.2.1 Rules of using gerunds (cont'd...)
I am confident of winning his favor.
The Hindus have custom of burning the dead.
I am fed up awaiting him at the station.
I am sorry for keeping you waiting.
To-day everybody is interested in making money quickly.
In spite of starting late he arrived in time.
This is a tool for opening the cold drink.
I am desirous of going abroad.
After running five miles the boys felt tired.
I am tired of arguing.
She disapproves jogging.
What about leaving it here and collecting it later.
The convict is thinking of emigrating.
They escaped by sliding down a rope.
The driver was fined for being drunk.
I am against saying anything.
I am saying nothing.
I am looking forward to receiving you.
(ii) The pronoun governing the gerund must be in the possessive case:
He insisted on my going there.
What do you think of son’s being an engineer.
I object to your saying this.
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