A Proficiency Course in English (Grammar & reference) by F.V. Bywater

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Thefirm prospered because the Directors ...... back a lot of money into it. (took, ploughed, invested) 5. When he went bankrupt he had to start againfrom.. {everything, nought, scratch) 6. As none of the students who went out to lunch together had much money, they decided to go ...... (Dutch, independent, halves) (colloquial) 7. It was realised that there was a lot of ...... money in circulation. (unreal, fake, counterfeit) 8. He refuted the accusations ...... against him. (done, levelled, given) 9.

75 Behaving like that is inexcusable. ~ o k n ' behaving s likesthat was a great shockJtous. The following are some of the commonest verbs that are always followed by a gerund without any preposition before it. to abandon to admit to advocate to anticipate to appreciate to avoid to begrudge to be busy can't face can't help can't stand can't stick to catch someone to celebrate to comprehend to contemplate to defer to delay to deny to detest to dislike to enjoy to entail to envisage to escape to evade to excuse to fie1 like to finish to forgive to grudge to involve it is no good it is no use it is worth to loathe it looks like to mean (meaning: to mention to mind necessitate) to miss to necessitate to overlook (meaning: to postpone to pardon pardon) to practise (unless the to regret (if it refers to relish meaning is in order to the past) to renounce to do something in to resent to resist which case the to resume to risk infinitive is used) to shirk to spend one's life to spend one%time to stop (but see to suggest (this verb there is no Page 60) can be used also to tolerate to waste time with 'that' and a clause) I miss seeing you so frequently.

To claim damages for to admire someone for to apologise for to atone for to be famous . to be notorious for to be responsible for to be well known for to blame someone for to care for (meaning: to like) to chideVj~rneone$br to commend someone for to compensate for to critide someone'f& to expiate (for) to forgive someone for to get one's revenge on someone for to give someone credit for to have a gifi for to have a weakness for to have many opportunities for to justifi oneself for to make allowances for to make up for to pardon someone for to praise someone for to punish someone for to reprimand someone for to reward someone for to stand for to suffer for to take revenge on someone for to thank someone for 77 to condemn someone for to despise'someonefor to find an excuse for to get one's own back on someone for to have a flair for to have a talent for to have much opportunftyfor to have someone up for to let oneself in for to make reparation for one reason for to pay for to prosecute someone for to rebuke someone for to reproach someone for to scold someone for to sue someone for to take someone to task for to tell someone off for Followed by from and gerund.

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