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.
- He was accustomed of working hard in his youth. (used to)
- Please introduce him to me if you are acquainted with him. (know)
- 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)
- He was acquitted as he was innocent according to the jury. (in the opinion of)
- Man easily gets adapted to new environments. (change)
- The Prime Minister along with his retinue entered the hall. (together with)
- He had long been associated with the organization before he retired. (worked with)
- 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)
- As this country belongs to us, we belong to this country. (have a right over)
- She is clever at painting and playing mu sic, but I am at mu sic. (skilled at)
- I congratulated her on her great success. (greeted)
- As man conquers a disease and find a cure for it, another pops up. (remedy for)
- High rate of employment depends on growth of economy. (is related with)
- Many English words are derived from Greek and Latin. (came/originate from)
- This new book contains de tails of her extensive journey. (description of)
- Village life is quite different from city life. (not same)
- The property was divided into two parts and given to the two sons. (break into)
- 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)
- The city of Benaras is famous for its teeming ghats. (known for)
- He is quite good at convincing people in his favour. (skilled at)
- Being ignorant of the consequences, thenaives easily fall into bad habits. (not knowing)
- There has been a tremendous increase in the multi-nationals in our country. (rise in)
- The shopkeeper could not deny when she insisted on paying later. (said forcefully)
- Work hard if you are interested in your progress. (want to)
- Lack of money brings poverty and lack of knowledge ignorance. (devoid of, not having)
- The mother was very fond of her youngest child. (loved/liked very much)
- The shooter aimed at the tar get and shot accurately. (fix at the tar get)
- Don’t laugh at those who are deprived of God’s blessings. (ridicule, make fun of)
- Hello! Please listen to me. (lend your ear, heed, pay attention to)
- What are you looking at? (see)
- The nurse looked after the child better than the mother. (to take care of, to rear)
- Have you lost anything? What are you looking for under the table. (to search for)
- I have requested the police commissioner to look into the matter of increasing crime in our locality. (investigate, to probe, examine)
Sometimes a word takes a certain preposition after it in one context and a different preposition in another context. Some such words are given as under:
Abide by a thing.
Abide with a person.
Accuse of crime.
Accused by a person.
Apply to a person
Apply for a thing.
Appeal to a person.
Appeal against a thing.
Angry with a person.
Angry at a thing.
Annoyed at a thing.
Annoyed with a person.
Apologize to a person.
Apologize for a thing.
Accomplice with a person.
Accomplice in some crime.
Agree with a person.
Agree to proposal.
Attend to a thing.
Attend upon a person.
Award for a thing.
Award to a person.
Account for a thing.
Account to a person.
Affiliated to a university.
Affiliated with a party.
Burns into tears/ rage.
Burns upon a country.
Feed on grass.
Feed a cow with grass.
Accommodate oneself to circumstance.
Accommodate a person with lodging or loan.
Ambitious for a thing.
Ambitious of getting fame.
Disgusted at a thing.
Disgusted with a person.
Displeased with a person.
Displeased at a thing.
Die of disease.
Die for country.
Differ from a thing.
Differ with a person.
Enquire of a person.
Enquire into a matter.
Eager for fame.
Eager in the pursuit of knowledge.
Furnish a thing to a person.
Furnish a person with a thing.
Familiar with a thing.
Familiar with a thing.
Good at something.
Good for nothing.
Grateful to a person.
Grateful for a thing.
Involve in a thing.
Involve with a person.
Join with a person.
Join to a thing.
Live on food
Live with a person.