NOUNS WITH PREPOSITIONS
The following is ONLY A SAMPLE LIST of the most commonly used noun + preposition combinations
that can be followed by gerunds.
|addiction to||His addiction to surfing the Internet is a problem.|
|advantage of||He has the advantage of speaking English fluently.|
|anxiety about||Her anxiety about speaking in public caused her to lose the job.|
|belief in||His belief in not harming animals was something he learned from his mother.|
|credit for||She took credit for improving the filing system.|
|dedication to||His dedication to teaching was impressive.|
|delay in||The delay in processing the visa caused problems.|
|devotion to||His devotion to biking allowed him to win the competition.|
|disadvantage of||The disadvantage of flying is that you can't see the scenery along the way.|
She has a great deal of experience in introducing new products to international markets.
With the noun "experience," sometimes a gerund is added without the preposition "in." "Experience introducing new products" would also be acceptable.
|fear of||His fear of flying made travel difficult.|
|fondness for||Her fondness for traveling led to her career in the travel industry.|
|habit of||His habit of smoking in restaurants caused many problems in California.|
|interest in||Her career as a pilot evolved out of her interest in flying.|
|knowledge of||Her knowledge of climbing helped her during the competition.|
|love of||His love of singing developed when he was a child.|
Their memories of traveling in Africa will stay with them forever.
I think his preference for speaking his native language is natural.
|process of||The process of painting such a large mural is more complicated than you might think.|
|reaction to||His reaction to winning the prize was quite funny.|
|reason for||The main reason for taking the course is to improve your language skills.|
|regret for||The criminal's regret for committing the crime did not convince the judge.|
|report on||The magazine's report on choosing the right car was not well researched.|
|reputation for||Her reputationf or lying is well known.|
|responsibility for||His responsibility for completing the project on time was acknowledged by the company.|
|story about||I don't know if I believe his story about seeing a UFO.|
|talent for||His talent for learning languages was impressive.|