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Elementary Level: Adjective + Of

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Some adjectives are followed by a preposition. It can be confusing for English learners because there are no rules to help you remember which prepositions are used with which adjectives. The best way to learn is through practice.

The following seven adjectives are all used with the preposition of.

Example: The letter I wrote was full of mistakes.

Adjectives

aware
scared
jealous
full
capable
typical
short

Add the correct adjective to complete each sentence:

  • 1. I don't like going up ladders. I'm of heights.
  • 2. Everyone is of the dangers of smoking.
  • 3. We're of staff in our office at the moment. We need more people to do the work.
  • 4. We've got plenty to eat. The fridge is of food.
  • 5. I'm not surprised he changed his mind at the last moment. That's of him.
  • 6. Sue is much more successful than I am. Sometimes I feel a bit of her.
  • 7. She is a very honest person. I don't think she is of telling a lie.
  • 8. I'm not very of repairing things.
  • 9. He is late again. It's of him to keep everybody waiting.
  • 10. I'm a bit of money. Can you lend me some?