• English grammar
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  • 1 English alphabet
  • 2 English pronunciation and phonetics [0/3]
  • 3 English articles [0/9]
  • 4 English pronouns [0/39]
  • 4.1 English personal pronouns [0/3]
  • 4.2 English impersonal pronouns (it, there, ...) [0/4]
  • 4.3 English object pronouns [0/3]
  • 4.4 English possessive pronouns [0/5]
  • 4.5 English reflexive pronouns [0/4]
  • 4.6 English reciprocal pronouns [0/4]
  • 4.7 English demonstrative pronouns [0/3]
  • 4.8 English relative pronouns [0/4]
  • 4.9 English indefinite pronouns [0/5]
  • 4.10 English interrogative pronouns [0/4]
  • 5 English nouns [0/16]
  • 6 English adjectives [0/38]
  • 6.1 Adjectives of quality in English [0/4]
  • 6.2 Demonstrative adjectives in English [0/4]
  • 6.3 Possessive adjectives in English [0/4]
  • 6.4 Quantity adjectives in English [0/4]
  • 6.5 Interrogative adjectives in English [0/4]
  • 6.6 Numeral adjectives in English [0/8]
  • 6.7 Comparatives and superlatives [0/10]
  • 7 English adverbs [0/18]
  • 8 English prepositions [0/12]
  • 9 English verbs [0/122]
  • 9.1 Present tenses in English [0/29]
  • Fill in the correct present tense in English (Score -/-)
  • Exercise about all present tenses in English (Score -/-)
  • Mixed present tenses exercise in English (Score -/-)
  • Practice all the English present tenses (Score -/-)
  • 9.1.1 Present simple tense in English [0/5]
  • 9.1.2 Present continuous tense in English [0/4]
  • 9.1.3 Present simple vs present continuous in English [0/4]
  • 9.1.4 Present perfect tense in English [0/4]
  • 9.1.5 Present perfect continuous tense in English [0/4]
  • 9.1.6 Difference past simple and present perfect in English [0/4]
  • 9.2 Past tenses in English [0/20]
  • 9.3 Future tenses in English [0/21]
  • 9.4 Auxiliary verbs in English [0/9]
  • 9.5 Present participle in English [0/3]
  • 9.6 Past participle in English [0/3]
  • 9.7 Modal verbs in English [0/11]
  • 9.8 Phrasal verbs in English [0/3]
  • 9.9 Regular verbs in English [0/3]
  • 9.10 Irregular verbs in English [0/3]
  • 9.11 Gerund (-ing form) in English [0/8]
  • 9.12 Infinitive verbs in English [0/3]
  • 9.13 Imperative in English [0/2]
  • 9.14 Reported speech in English [0/2]
  • 9.15 Active and passive voice in English [0/2]
  • 10 English conditionals [0/20]
  • Verbs and prepositions in English

    This chapter discusses the verbs that are combined with the same prepositions. The preposition is important for the meaning of the verb.

    Why are some prepositions with verbs in English?

    Some verbs are followed by prepositions. The meaning of the verb depends on the preposition with which they are matched. Therefore, a verb can change its meaning completely if it is used with a specific preposition. 

    A complete list of English prepositions with verbs

    Below a list of the English prepositions with verbs is shown, including examples with the verbs. 

    Verbs with the preposition 'about' in English

    Verb + about Example
    To argue about We never argue about money. 
    To boast about She keeps boasting about her daughter's grades.
    To care about They care about the children in Third World countries. 
    To dream about He dreams about becoming a doctor.
    To hear about Did you hear about the news in France?
    To joke about They were joking about the article in the newspaper. 
    To talk about We were talking about the weather.
    To tell about She told us something about herself.
    To worry about I worried about my brother's injury.

    Verbs with the preposition 'from' in English

    Verb + from Example
    To borrow from borrowed a shirt from my sister. 
    To differ from The twins differed from each other.
    To hear from She never hear from her cousin. 
    To protect from They protect themselves from danger.
    To resign from He resigned from his prestigious job.
    To recover from He recovered from his injury.
    To stop from They stopped the germs from spreading.  
    To suffer from She suffers from asthma. 
    To translate from He translated it from the dictionary. 

    Verbs with the preposition 'on' in English

    Verb + on Example
    To blame on She blamed it on her brother. 
    To count on count on my sister's help.
    To depend on The success depends on the amount of work.
    To concentrate on She iconcentrating on her homework. 
    To insist on He insisted on bringing his mother to work. 
    To rely on am relying on his help. 
    To spend on My mother has spent a lot of money on clothes.

    Verbs with the preposition 'at' in English

    Verb + at Example
    To arrive at We arrived at the airport.
    To laugh at He had laughed at his brother.
    To look at She looked at herself in the mirror. 
    To shout at The teacher shouts at the students.
    To stay at The student stayed at home sick.

    Verbs with the preposition 'in' in English

    Verb + in Example
    To believe in The mother believed in her son's capability.
    To involve in The girl has been involved in extracurricular activities. 
    To participate in The team participated in the tournament. 
    To specialize in The company is specialized in programming. 
    To succeed in He worked hard to succeed in life. 
    To take part in They took part in a tournament. 

    Verbs with the preposition 'to' in English

    Verb + to Example
    To add to The girl had been added to the group.
    To admit to He admitted to knowing her.
    To agree to She agreed to helping him after class.
    To apply to They applied to the same university.
    To belong to I belong to the same group as you. 
    To be used to / to be accustomed to You are used to finishing your homework late at night. 
    To explain to explained the grammar to my brother. 
    To lend to She lend her car to my sister. 
    To listen to We listened to the radio.
    To refer to Please refer to the website for more information. 
    To reply to The boss replied to the employee's email. 
    To talk to was talking to the teacher in the break. 

    Verbs with the preposition 'for' in English

    Verb + for Example
    To apologize for She apologized for being rude.
    To apply for applied for a new job.
    To ask for  He asked for my help.
    To blame for She blamed her brother for ruining her shoes. 
    To care for We care for young patients. 
    To forgive for He forgave her for not showing up at their date.
    To look for The company is looking for a qualified intern.
    To pay for They are paid for the amount of work they deliver.
    To search for was searching for a job online.
    To vote for He voted for the most popular candidate.
    To wait for She waited for the bus. 

    Verbs with the preposition 'of' in English

    Verb + of Example
    To accuse of He is being accused of stealing. 
    To approve of approve of the collaboration.
    To dream of She dreams of becoming a pilot.
    To hear of heard of his mother.
    To remind of They remind me of my sisters. 
    To smell of She smelled of garlic and onions. 

    Verbs with the preposition 'with' in English

    Verb + with Example
    To agree with agreed with the teacher's decision.
    To argue with The boy argued with his sister. 
    To begin with They began with a new project. 
    To deal with She deals with a lot of stress. 
    To share with We share our secrets with each other. 

    Train your skills by doing the exercises!

    Exercises

    Fill in the English preposition with verb

    Practice the prepositions with verbs