Joining with a Noun or Gerund
Joining with a Noun or Gerund: Gerund means (V + ing). For joining by putting prepositions before Gerund you have to know the meaning of several prepositions as [For, in spite of, on, besides, before, by, without, with, because of, on account of, due to and so on.].
At first we should read carefully the sentences. We have to decide which verb of the sentence we should make gerund.
Example of joining with a Noun or Gerund:
# She needs money. She will set up a nursing home.
=>She needs money for setting up a nursing home.
For setting up a nursing home she needs money.
The explanation of joining with gerund:
Take a good look at the example. The verb of the second sentence has made gerund using “Ing”. And the appropriate preposition has been used.
More Examples of joining with gerund:
# He worked hard. Still, he did not succeed.
=>In spite of his hard-working, he did not succeed.
# His friend died. He heard the news. He wept bitterly.
=> On hearing the news of his friend’s death, he wept bitterly.
# He is a teacher. He is a social worker.
=>Besides being a teacher, he is a social worker.
# The sun set. Our task is not completed.
=>The set before completing our task.
# Notes were compared. A remarkable similarity was noticed.
=> By comparing notes, a remarkable similarity was noticed.
# He worked very hard. He did not sleep.
=> He worked very hard without sleeping.
Joining by putting preposition before the noun
After reading the sentences, it should be understood that the “Verb / Adjective” of a sentence can be made “Noun”, then the “Verb / Adjective” should be made “Noun” and a suitable preposition should be placed before it.
# The sun set. Our task was no completed.
=>The sun set before completing our task.
Explanation of Joining by putting preposition before the noun
Notice in the example that the verb in the second sentence has been made noun and the preposition has been placed before it.
More Examples Joining by putting preposition before the noun:
# He was ill. He could not attend the class.
=> He could not attend the class because of his illness.
# I work hard. I did not sleep.
=> I work hard without any sleep.
# He was ill. He was a high fever.
=> He was ill with a high fever.
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