USE OF PREPOSITIONS AFTER VERBS
More of verbs requiring using concrete structures:
|accuse sb OF
|My boss accused me of laziness.
|He begged for forgiveness, but she was unrelenting.
|blame sb FOR
|I don’t blame you for what happened.
|compare sth WITH
|Don’t compare me with Peter. He’s a genius!
|Stop singing! I’m trying to concentrate on my I homework!
|congratulate sb ON
|I congratulated him on passing all his exams.
|She always insists on doing it herself.
|Are you prepared for the worst?
|I can always rely on my husband.
|She searched for the missing passport everywhere.
|He succeeded in making everyone unhappy.
|The prisoners were suffering from malnutrition.
|suspect sb OF
|I suspected him of stealing my phone.
PREPOSITIONS AFTER ADJECTIVES
Other adjectives and prepositions used after:
|It’s nothing to be ashamed of.
|He wasn’t aware of the problem.
|She’s capable of anything.
|The little girl was delighted with her present.
|fed up WITH
|I’m fed up with your apologies!
|My brother is very fond of my children.
|I was frightened of the dark as a child.
|My parents are very keen on golf.
|She was nervous about sitting behind the wheel after the accident.
|Are you ready for the trip?
|She became very suspicious of men.
|Are Europeans tolerant of ethnic minorities?
|It’s so typical of my sister to spend money and then come to me for a loan.
PREPOSITIONS AFTER NOUNS
Some of the nouns requiring using concrete prepositions as well:
|What was the cause of the explosion?
|Is there a demand for photographers in the region?
|Has there been an increase in volcanic activity in the past years?
|Thanks for the invitation to your birthday party.
|Hard work is the key to success.
|What are your reasons for buying this model?
|There’s no solution to this problem.