Verb plus verb or prepositions sentence completion game
Fill the gaps in at least a third of the sentences below to make them true for yourself. Be careful to use the right preposition and/ or verb form to match each gap.
I’d insist ________________________________________ if I was looking for a new job.
I (don’t) believe _________________________________________________________
I find it difficult to concentrate ______________________________________________
I will never forgive my parents _____________________________________________
I object _______________________________________________________________
Many people object ____________________________________________, but I don’t.
I often worry __________________________________________________________
I rely ________________________________________________________________
I’d prevent the government _________________________________________ if I could
I never apologise________________________________________________________
I don’t let/ I make my boyfriend/ girlfriend/ husband/ wife/ partner _________________
I expect my best friend __________________________________________________
I would warn people going to the UK _______________________________________
I’d tell foreign visitors to Korea ____________________________________________
My parents encouraged me ________________________________________________
My grandparents wanted me _____________________________________ (but I didn’t)
I can’t afford __________________________________________________ but I want to
I try to avoid ___________________________________________________________
I’ve recently got used to __________________________________________________
My teacher inspired ______________________________________________________
Choose a sentence above and read out just the part you wrote (not the typed part). Your partner(s) will listen and try to guess which sentence you wrote that in.
What prepositions and verb forms should come after each of the words above?
I’d insist on + noun/ing
I (don’t) believe in + noun/ing
I find it difficult to concentrate on + noun/ing
I will never forgive my brother or sister/ parents/ boss/ colleague for noun/ing
I object to + noun/ ing/ + someone + ing
I never/ often worry about + noun/ing
I rely on + noun/ing
I’d prevent the government from + noun/ing
I never apologise for + noun/ing
I don’t let/ I make my boyfriend/ girlfriend/ husband/ wife/ partner + infinitive (without to)
I expect my best friend to + infinitive
I would warn people going to the UK (not) to + infinitive
I’d tell foreign visitors to Korea (not) to + infinitive
My parents encouraged me to + infinitive
My grandparents wanted me to + infinitive
I can’t afford (not) to + infinitive
I try to avoid + noun/ing
I’ve recently got used to + noun/ing
My teacher inspired someone + to + infinitive
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