Many verbs have the structure verb+preposition (in/about/for, etc).+ object. For example :
verb +preposition +object
We talked about the problem
You must apologise for what you said
If the object is another verb, it ends in -ing:
Verb + preposition +ing(object)
We talked about going to America
She aplogised for not telling the truth
Here are some more verbs with this structure :
Succeded in
Have you succeded in finding a job yet?
Insist on
They insisted on paying for the meal
Think of
I’m thinking of buying a house
Dream of
I wouldn’t dream of asking them for money
Approve of
She doesn’t approve of gambling
Decide against
We have decided against moving to London
Feel like
Do you feel like going out tonight ?
Look forward to
I’m looking forward to meeting her
· We say apologise to somebody for….?
She apologised to me for not telling the truth(not she apologised me)
The following verbs can have the structure verb+object+preposition+ing
Congratulate (on)
I congratulated Ann on passing the exam
Accuse (of)
They accused me of telling lies
Suspect (of)
Nobody suspected the man of being a spy
Prevent (from)
What prevent him from coming to see us?
Stop (from)
The police stopped everyone from leaving the building
Thank (for)
I forgot to thank them for helping me
Forgive (for)
Please forgive me for not writting to you
Warn (against)
They warned us against buying the car
You can also say “ stop somebody doing” (without from) so , you can say
You can’t stop me doing what I want or … stop me from doing what i want
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