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V.9.1 - Dependent prepositions (e.g. afraid of)

Verbs + Prepositions (part 2)

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Continuing on from yesterday's lesson, let's take another look prepositions used after verbs.

Look at some more sentences that use a verb followed by a preposition. For example: talk about girls or look for a babysitter. Choose the correct options. Good luck!

Verbs + Prepositions

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Many students consider prepositions to be the most difficult part of the English language and it’s easy to understand why.

They are small words that are difficult to remember and can affect the meaning of a sentence enormously.

It takes memorisation and practice to use them correctly, but they are definitely not impossible to learn.

Let's look at sentences that use a verb followed by a preposition.

For example: wait for a bus not wait to a bus.

Choose the correct options. Good luck!

Verbs with prepositions - Upper Intermediate Level

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Here is a quick practice exercise to see how much you remember about common verb-preposition combinations. Think carefully before you decide on the correct answer!

Lesson by Caroline Devane

Prepositions used with adjectives

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Take a look at these example sentences and notice which prepositions follow which adjectives.

"I've always been interested in learning English."
"Because she's scared of flying she doesn't go abroad much."
"This box is full of old coins."

On this page we will review some basic adjective + preposition combinations.

Noun with preposition

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Some nouns are followed by specific prepositions. For example the noun relationship is always followed by with.
E.g. "She has a really good relationship with her mother."

In the following sentences, can you decide which preposition we need to use? Good luck!

Lesson by Caroline

Two-word Prepositions

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Many prepositions we use are single words like in, on and at. These are called simple prepositions.

There are also prepositions which are made up of two or three words. These complex prepositions act in the same way as single-word prepositions.

How many of these two-word prepositions are you familiar with?

Let me know if you have any questions about the meanings of any of these sentences.

Link:Quiz on prepositions

Adjective + Preposition Challenge

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It's time to test your knowledge of adjective + preposition combinations. Take a look at these common adjectives and choose the prepositions that normally follow them.

It's not easy to remember which preposition is used with which adjective - practice exercises like this are the best way to learn.

When you have finished, write your own example sentences using the correct adjective + preposition combinations. Did you get 10/10?

Link: Prepositions plus '-ing'

Adjectives + Prepositions

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Complete the sentences with the correct preposition:

of in at with from to


Today's lesson is from Marguerite Engelbrecht, EC Cape Town English language school.

Link: 10 common mistakes made by English learners

Business English Vocabulary

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Work. We all have to do it. Some of us love what we do, some of others don't enjoy what we do at all. The reality is, we all spend too much time in work these days. So what are some of the words that are related to the world of work? Here is some vocabulary we can use when we are talking about working for a company. Now, get to work!

Adjectives plus prepositions

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Test you knowledge of adjectives followed by the prepositions. Complete the sentences with the correct missing preposition.

Link: Prepositions Questions