Verb Plus Verb or Preposition

Level: Intermediate

Topic: General

Grammar Topic: Verbs and Tenses

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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  
get the right preposition and/ or verb form each time. 
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 brother or sister/ parents/ boss/ colleague_________

I object ______________________________

Many people object _____________________, but I don’t

I never/ 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 one of the sentences above and read out just the part that you wrote (not the typed part).  
Your partner(s) will listen and try to guess which sentence you wrote that in, using logic, what they  
know about and/ or grammatical clues.

What forms must come after each of the words above?

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2011