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    Prepositions +gerund

    1. Please correct the following sentences if you find any faults.
    We are thinking of visiting the Highlands of Scotland during our summer holiday next year.
    2.I am looking forward to developing the photographs you took in Africa.
    3.Aunt Mildred is not averse to giving a glass of port if you offer her one.
    4.We are not used to having such a lot so early in the morining, we usually have just coffee and a piece of toast.
    5. I hope Miss Tallis will leave_______ ________ soon ; she started nearly three hours ago. Surely she can't know any more songs!

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    Re: Prepositions +gerund

    These are perfect :).

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    Re: Prepositions +gerund

    Hi Raikun!
    Thank you very much!


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    I am looking forward to developing the photographs you took in Africa.
    Is it the 'developing' you are looking forward to - hands in chemicals etc. - or 'seeing' the photographs?

    3.Aunt Mildred is not averse to giving a glass of port if you offer her one.
    Are you sure you mean this? She will offer me a glass of port if I offer her one first? Some hospitality in this extended family!


    5. I hope Miss Tallis will leave off singing soon ; she started nearly three hours ago. Surely she can't know any more songs!

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    Re: Prepositions +gerund

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    I am looking forward to developing the photographs you took in Africa.
    Is it the 'developing' you are looking forward to - hands in chemicals etc. - or 'seeing' the photographs?

    3.Aunt Mildred is not averse to giving a glass of port if you offer her one.
    Are you sure you mean this? She will offer me a glass of port if I offer her one first? Some hospitality in this extended family!


    5. I hope Miss Tallis will leave off singing soon ; she started nearly three hours ago. Surely she can't know any more songs!
    David.L
    1. Seeing the photos.
    3. hospitality
    5.off singing ____ you have given the answer
    I thank you for your help.


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    Re: Prepositions +gerund

    Of purely academic interest:

    Aunt Mildred is not averse to giving a glass of port if you offer her one.

    I think the sentence should be more along the line:
    Aunt Mildred is not averse to partaking of a glass of port if you offer her one.
    or
    Aunt Mildred is not averse to knocking back a glass of port if you offer her one.
    This is more colloquially, with a touch of humour. It is the contrast between the genteel use of 'averse to, followed by the slang 'knock back' a drink:
    Last edited by David L.; 07-Nov-2008 at 10:33.

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    Re: Prepositions +gerund

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    Of purely academic interest:

    Aunt Mildred is not averse to giving a glass of port if you offer her one.

    I think the sentence should be more along the line:
    Aunt Mildred is not averse to partaking of a glass of port if you offer her one.
    or
    Aunt Mildred is not averse to knocking back a glass of port if you offer her one.
    This is more colloquially, with a touch of humour. It is the contrast between the gentile use of 'averse to, followed by the slang 'knock back' a drink:
    David.L
    Thanks again.

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