What is a verb complement?
1. With infinitives
I asked her to leave.
I wanted to leave.
I helped him to leave.
I stopped for the child to cross the street.
2. With gerunds
I considered leaving the job.
I regretted his leaving the job.
They decided on leaving.
3. Verb + preposition + gerund
|as a result of||from||in view of||thanks to|
|because of||in exchange for||on account of||with|
|by means of||in return for||on the strength of||without|
|by virtue of||in spite of||out of|
|for fear of||in the face of||owing to|
|for lack of||in the light of|
|for want of|
He hid the wallet, for fear of being stolen.
4. Adjective + Preposition +Gerund
I’m fond of learning mathematics. (fond: adj/ of: prep/gerund: learning mathematics)
Look up each of the following verbs and identify the verb patterns. Write the first three words of the pattern sentence for each verb pattern. Note: some verbs have several different verb patterns depending on the meaning.
Now, write a completely original sentence — not copied from the book for each of these four words.