Prepositions II

Important Rules of Prepositions

The usage of some preposition with some words is fixed. Some of them are given below.  Have a look. Hope you all like the post.

Accustomed of

  • He was accustomed of working hard in his youth. (used to)

 

Accused of


  • The man accused of stealing was sent to jail. (blamed of)

Acquainted with

  • Please introduce him to me if you are acquainted with him. (know)

 

Afraid of

  •  Don’t get afraid of that dog. It won’t bite. (fear from)

 

Agree to (idea)

  • The president agreed to the resolution and passed it. (accept)

 

Agree with (person)

  • If you agree with me please support me. (have same opinion)

 

According to

  • He was acquitted as he was innocent according to the jury. (in the opinion of)

 

Adapted to

  • Man easily gets adapted to new environments. (change)

 

Along with

  • The Prime Minister along with his retinue entered the hall. (together with)

 

Associated with

  • He had long been associated with the organization before he retired. (worked with)

 

Averse to

  •  Initially people are averse to accepting their weakness, but with the passage of time they start realizing and correcting themselves. (unwilling to)

 

Believe in (faith)

  • I believe in God. (have faith in)

 

Belong to

  • As this country belongs to us, we belong to this country. (have a right over)

 

Clever at

  • She is clever at painting and playing mu sic, but I am at mu sic. (skilled at)

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Congratulate on

  • I congratulated her on her great success. (greeted)

 

Cure for

  •  As man conquers a disease and find a cure for it, another pops up. (remedy for)

 

 Depend on

  • High rate of employment depends on growth of economy. (is related with)

 

Derived from

  • Many English words are derived from Greek and Latin. (came/originate from)

 

Details of

  • This new book contains de tails of her extensive journey. (description of)

 

Different from

  • Village life is quite different from city life. (not same)

 

Divide into

  • The property was divided into two parts and given to the two sons. (break into)

 

Dream of

  • The henpeck husband could never dream of op pos ing his wife. (think of) Frightened of Those frightened of obstacles never proceed ahead for success. (having fear of)

 

Famous for

  •  The city of Benaras is famous for its teeming ghats. (known for)

 

Good at

  • He is quite good at convincing people in his favour. (skilled at)

 

Ignorant of

  • Being ignorant of the consequences, thenaives easily fall into bad habits. (not knowing)

 

Increase in

  • There has been a tremendous increase in the multi-nationals in our country. (rise in)

 

Insist on

  • The shopkeeper could not deny when she insisted on paying later. (said forcefully)

 

Interested in

  • Work hard if you are interested in your progress. (want to)

 

Lack of

  • Lack of money brings poverty and lack of knowledge ignorance. (devoid of, not having)

 

Fond of

  •  The mother was very fond of her youngest child. (loved/liked very much)

 

Aim at

  • The shooter aimed at the tar get and shot accurately. (fix at the tar get)

 



Laugh at

  •  Don’t laugh at those who are deprived of God’s blessings. (ridicule, make fun of)

 

Listen to

  • Hello! Please listen to me. (lend your ear, heed, pay attention to)

 

Look at

  •  What are you looking at? (see)

 

Look after

  • The nurse looked after the child better than the mother. (to take care of, to rear)

 

Look for

  • Have you lost anything? What are you looking for under the table. (to search for)

 

Look into

  • I have requested the police commissioner to look into the matter of increasing crime in our locality. (investigate, to probe, examine)

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