This chapter discusses the verbs that are combined with the same prepositions. The preposition is important for the meaning of the verb.
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.
Below a list of the English prepositions with verbs is shown, including examples with the verbs.
|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.|
|Verb + from||Example|
|To borrow from||I 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.|
|Verb + on||Example|
|To blame on||She blamed it on her brother.|
|To count on||I count on my sister's help.|
|To depend on||The success depends on the amount of work.|
|To concentrate on||She is concentrating on her homework.|
|To insist on||He insisted on bringing his mother to work.|
|To rely on||I am relying on his help.|
|To spend on||My mother has spent a lot of money on clothes.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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||I 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||I was talking to the teacher in the break.|
|Verb + for||Example|
|To apologize for||She apologized for being rude.|
|To apply for||I 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||I was searching for a job online.|
|To vote for||He voted for the most popular candidate.|
|To wait for||She waited for the bus.|
|Verb + of||Example|
|To accuse of||He is being accused of stealing.|
|To approve of||I approve of the collaboration.|
|To dream of||She dreams of becoming a pilot.|
|To hear of||I heard of his mother.|
|To remind of||They remind me of my sisters.|
|To smell of||She smelled of garlic and onions.|
|Verb + with||Example|
|To agree with||I 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.|
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