Unit 12
Grammar Practice Exercise


Grammar Check explanation:
In certain lines of the reading passage, "What are the UN's Nobel Prizes?", notice how verbs that follow prepositions always take a gerund (verb + ing) form:

          "In awarding the Nobel Prize...

          "...its efforts in the area of promoting human rights, of fighting HIV/AIDS..."

 "...UN Peacekeeping Forces were awarded the Prize for reducing tensions and for making a decisive contribution toward initiating peace negotiations..."

Notice how the gerund follows the prepositions in these common expressions:

         be interested in + gerund  (example: He is interested in learning more about the history of the Nobel          Prize.)

dream about + gerund (example: Many in the world dream about having true international cooperation) 

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