PREPOSITIONS ATTACHED TO CERTAIN WORDS

A

  • abide…………..by
  • absorbed……. In
  • abstain ……from
  • Accomplice……with
  • accused…… (Sb)of(sth)
  • accustomed….. To
  • addicted…….. To
  • adhere…….. To
  • admit……..to/into
  • advantage……. Over (sb) of (sth)
  • advantage…….. Of(sth)
  • affection………. For
  • afflicted……,. With
  • afraid……… Of
  • agree………. To(proposal)
  • agree…………. With(a person)about/on sth
  • aim …….at
  • aloof……..from
  • alternative……… To
  • amazed………. At
  • angry…………with/at(sb)
  • angry…………at/about(sth)
  • anxious………. For(sb)
  • anxious…….. About (sth).
  • apologize…… To(sb) for (sth).
  • appeal…….. To(sb)for(sth)
  • appetite….. For
  • approach……..to
  • akin……..to
  • acclimatize…….. To
  • apparent…….. To(sb)
  • apparent…… From(sth)
  • appoint…….(sb)to(sth)
  • apply…….. To(sb)for(sth)
  • appropriate…….. To/for
  • approve…………..of
  • aptitude………… For
  • ashamed………… Of
  • aspire……………….to
  • assent………………to
  • associate……….with
  • dissociate……..from
  • assure……………of
  • astonished…….. At
  • atone…………….. For.
  • attached…………..to
  • attend………………to
  • attribute……(sth) to (sth/sb)
  • authority……..Over(=power)
  • authority………… On(=expert)
  • avail………(oneself)of(sth)
  • averse……………..to

B

  • ban(n)…………..On
  • ban(v)………..(sb)from(sth/doing sth)
  • bad……….at(=not good at)
  • bad…………for(=harmful)
  • believe………….in
  • beneficial……………. To
  • benefit……………. By/from
  • blame………….(sb/sth)for(sth).
  • boast…………….of
  • bound…………… For
  • burden(n)…………… To
  • burden(v)…………….with
  • busy……………..with
  • bearing………….. On

C

  • campaign……….. Against/for
  • capable…………… Of
  • concern………….. For/about
  • careful……………about/for
  • caution………… About/against
  • charge………….. With
  • claim………………on/to
  • clash……….. With(sb)over(sth)
  • collide…………….with
  • Collude………with(sb)in(sth)
  • comment…………….on
  • compare……….to(=to show likeliness)
  • compare …………..with(=to show contrast)
  • compassion………. For
  • compatible……….. With
  • compensation……. For
  • compliance………… With
  • compliment…………. On
  • comply…………….. With
  • conducive…………. To
  • confide………….in(=trust)
  • confide………….to(=tell)
  • confidence………….In.
  • confident…………. Of/about
  • confined………. (Sb/sth)to(sth)
  • conform………… To
  • conformity……… With
  • congenial…………. To
  • congratulate……… (Sb)on(sth)
  • connect…….(sth)to(sth)
  • consent…………. To
  • consist…………….of
  • contemporary…….. With
  • contempt……….. For
  • contend……. With(=to have to deal with a problem or difficult situation)
  • contend………for(=to compete against sb in order to gain sth)
  • content…………..with
  • contrary………….to
  • control………… Over
  • connive……….at/in(sth)
  • connive…………..with(sb)
  • close……………….to
  • complain………to(sb)about/of(sth)
  • crash……………into
  • convenient……… For(sb/sth)
  • converse………….. With
  • convict……….. (Sb)of(sth)
  • cure(v)…….(sb)of(sth)
  • cure(n)………….for
  • concern(n)……..about/for/over.
  • concerned (adj)……..about/for/over(=worried)
  • concerned (adj)…….about/with(=interested in)

D

  • deal……..in(=trade)
  • deal…….with(=to take appropriate action).
  • delight……………..in
  • depend……… On/upon
  • deprive……….(sb/sth)of(sth)
  • desist…………… From
  • destitute…………….of
  • detrimental………… To
  • deviate……………. From
  • devoid…………….. Of
  • differ……….from(sb/sth)=to be different from sb/sth
  • differ…………with(sb) about/on/over (sth)=to disagree with SB
  • different……….. From/to/than
  • disgusted………. At/by/with
  • dispense………… With
  • dispose………….of
  • debate……. On/about/over
  • divergence…….between
  • die…………………..of (Eg: person died of an accident.)
  • Die………with(=disease) Eg: person died with cancer
  • Die………….for(=purpose) Eg:person died for country/organization.
  • dissent……….from
  • dote……….. On/upon
  • double (n)/doubtful (adj)……..about
  • drenched……. In/with
  • decline……… In/of

E

  • eager…………….. For
  • eligible…………… For
  • engaged……… In/on(sth)=busy doing sth
  • engaged……. To(sb )=having agreed to marry sb
  • enthusiasm………. For/about
  • entrust……(sb)with(sth)
  • entrust…….(sth)to(sb)
  • envious/jealous……Of
  • envy……………at
  • entitle/entitlement…..To
  • equal……….. To
  • escape……… From
  • essential…….. To/for
  • excel…………..at/in
  • exception………….. To
  • excuse………. (Sb) for (sth)=forgive
  • excuse…….. For (=reason)
  • exemption………. From
  • expose………(sth)to (sb)
  • encroach……….on/upon
  • expect……. (Sth)from (sb)

F

  • fail. ……………in
  • faith…………….. In
  • faithful…………. To
  • famous……….. For
  • fearful………….. For (sb)
  • fearful………….. Of(sth)
  • feed/live…..on(=eat)
  • fight……. With(sb)about/for (sth)
  • fill ………(sth)with(sth).
  • fill………………..in(sth)
  • fit/unfit…………..For
  • fond…………………of
  • fondness………… For
  • free…………from/of
  • frightened………… At
  • full…………………..of
  • fuss………..about/over
  • fed up…………..with

G

  • glad…….about (=happy)
  • glad…….of(=greatful)
  • glance…………… At
  • good……at(=able to do sth well)skillful
  • good………for(=suitable) convenient
  • grapple……….. With
  • greatful…….to(sb)for(sth)
  • grief……….. At/over
  • grieve………for/over
  • guard………Against
  • guilty…….. About (=feeling ashamed because you have done sth that you know is wrong)
  • guilty…….. Of(=having done sth illegal)

H

  • harmful/injurious…..To
  • heir………..to ( sth)
  • heir……….of (sb)
  • hint………….at
  • hope……….. For
  • hope………..for/of
  • hopeful……….. About/of
  • hostile…………. To
  • habit……of(doing sth)

I

  • identical……. With
  • ignorant……… About/of
  • impact….. Of(sb)on(sth/sb)
  • impose……….. On
  • impress……. (Sb) with(sth)
  • impression……… On(sb)
  • impression….. Of(sth)
  • impressed……..with/by
  • independent…….. Of
  • indifferent/callous……to
  • indispensable…… To(sb/sth)
  • indispensable…….. For(doing sth)
  • infected……………. With
  • infer………………..from
  • influence….. Over(=control)
  • influence…….. On/upon(=effect)
  • inform………….. Of
  • inquiry…………about/into
  • insight………… Into
  • insist……………..on
  • insistence……….on
  • interact………….. With
  • interaction……… With (sb/sth)
  • interaction……. Between (two things or persons)
  • interested……….. In
  • interfere……… In(=get involved)
  • interfere…….. With(=prevent)
  • invest………………..in
  • involved……………in
  • irrelevant…………… To
  • irrespective……….. Of

J

K

  • keen………………….on
  • kind/cruel…………to
  • lack………………..of
  • lacking…………….in
  • lament………..over
  • laugh…………….. At
  • lead…………………to
  • leave……….for(a place)=go to
  • liable……. For(=legally responsible for paying the cost of)
  • liable…….. To(=likely to be punished by law for)
  • listen…………. To
  • longing (n)/long(v)……….for
  • look/stare/gaze…….at
  • lust…………………for

M

  • meddle…………… In
  • march…………….on
  • married…………..to
  • marvel…………….at
  • meditate/concentrate……on
  • mourn…………….. For

N

  • nag…………………at
  • need/necessity….For
  • negligent…………. In
  • nervous……..About/of
  • notorious………. For

O

  • obedient…………. To
  • object/objection…..to
  • oblige…..(sb)with(sth)
  • obliged….. To(sb)for (sth)
  • obsession……….with
  • obsessive………. About
  • open…… To(sb/sth)
  • opportunity……for(sb/sth)
  • opportunity……for/of(doing sth)

P

  • part……..from(=leave sb)
  • part……with(=to give sth to sb else)
  • partial…………… To
  • partially………For(sth)
  • passion…………..for
  • pertain…………….to
  • persist……….in(doing sth)
  • persist……..in/with(sth)
  • pleased………..With
  • pleasing……….. To
  • popular…………. With
  • pray……to(sb)for(sth)
  • prefer…… (Sb/sth)to(sb/sth)
  • preferable…………. To
  • pretext……………for
  • prevail……on(=persuade)
  • prevail…….over(=defeat)
  • prevent………. From
  • pride…………. In
  • prior…………… To
  • prohibit……….from
  • prone……………. To
  • proud…………… Of
  • provide….. (Sb)with(sth)
  • provide……(sth)fo(sb)
  • pessimistic……. About
  • positive………..About

Q

  • quarrel……..About(sth)
  • quarrel……. With(sb)

R

  • ready………… For
  • reconcile….. To(sth)
  • reconcile….. (Sth)with(sth)
  • recover(v)…….from
  • recovery(n)……from
  • refer…………… To
  • reference………. To
  • rejoice………. At/over
  • related…………… To
  • rely……………….on
  • remind…………..of
  • remorse………. For
  • request…………for
  • resemblance….. To
  • resolve……………on
  • responsible…..for (sth)
  • restricted…….. To
  • rid………………..of
  • rob………………..of
  • resign………… From

S

  • search……………. For
  • seek…………..for
  • senior/junior…….To
  • sensitive…… To/about
  • sequel…………….to
  • self-sufficient……..in
  • short……………….of
  • similar……………. To
  • smile/sneer/giggle…At
  • sorry………about/for
  • spend………….on
  • stick…… To(=to continue doing sth despite difficulties)
  • subject…………. To
  • submission……..to
  • suffuse………….with
  • succeed………….. In
  • succession……..in
  • succumb………..to
  • suffer……………..from
  • superior/inferior……to
  • supplement………. To
  • supply……. (Sth)to (sb)
  • supply…….(sb)with(sth )
  • surprised/shocked….At
  • suspect…….(sb/sth)of(sth)
  • suspicious…………. Of
  • sympathize…..with(sb/sth)
  • stick………………. Of

T

  • thankful ……for(sth)
  • thankful…………. To(sb)
  • thirst/hunger/desire………For
  • threaten……(sb)with(sth)
  • tired………………… Of
  • tremble………. With
  • true………………to
  • thrive………………. On

U

  • used……………..to

V

  • victory…… Over/against. 351.venue…………. For

W

  • wait……………..for
  • want……………..of
  • waste…………on(sth)
  • withdraw……….from
  • wonder…… About (=think about)
  • wonder……… At(=be surprised)
  • worthy…………… Of
  • write…… (Sth)to(sb)
  • write….. In(ink/pencil)
  • write…….. With(a pen)

Y

  • yearn…………..for
  • yearning………… For
  • yield……………… On
  • yield………………..to

Sb=somebody
Sth=something
Adj=adjective