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Complete the conversation between Claire and her sister Sophie.
Put in the verbs with these prepositions: for, in, like, of, on
Sophie: Where’s that little radio of yours?
Claire: Oh, it got broken. Henry knocked it off the table. Unfortunately he hasn’t succeeded in getting (get) it to work again.
Sophie: Oh, what a pity.
Claire: It was only a cheap thing. In fact I’d been thinking (buy) a new one. But Henry not only apologized (break) it, he insisted (buy) me a much nicer one. It’s in the dining-room.
Sophie: Henry is such a gentleman.
Claire: He didn’t really need to buy me a new one, but I didn’t feel (argue).
Comment on these situations. Join each pair of sentences using a preposition and an ing-form.
► The police prevented the crime. It didn’t take place.
The police prevented the crime from taking place.
1- Laura blamed Trevor. He forgot the tickets.
2- The doctors succeeded. They saved the driver’s life.
3- The customers complained. They didn’t receive the goods.
4- Emma has accused Matthew. She says Matthew broke his promise.
5- Melanie is insisting. She’s going to cook a meal for David.
6- A new traffic scheme has stopped cars. They can’t go into the town centre.
7- Everyone congratulated Claude. He won the quiz competition.
8- Some football fans were arrested. They attacked a policeman.
Complete Emma’s letter to her friend Kirsty. Put in a preposition and an ing-form.
Thank you for inviting (invite) me to come and see you next month. I’m already excited (see) you again.
You must be very pleased (get) the job you wanted. Congratulations. Personally, I wouldn’t be keen (travel) forty miles to work.
I apologize (not write) sooner, but a week in bed with flu has prevented me (do) anything. I haven’t even felt (write) letters until today. I must be getting better because I’m starting to feel bored (do) nothing. I’m thinking (go) back to work tomorrow.