Set II, 6

A Reference List of Common Expressions Using Prepositions

Read through the following list to see if you know each expression on it. You may wish to memorize the ones you don't know, or to use the list for reference when you write a paper.

acceptable to someone

approve of someone or something

account to someone for something

argue about something

accuse someone of something

argue with someone for (or against something

acquaintance with someone or something

arrive at a place in a city or country

adapt to something

ashamed of something

ask someone for something

admission to a place

ask something of someone

affection for someone

afraid of something

associated with someone in some activity

agree to something, like a contract or plan

agree with someone about something

assure someone of something

alarmed at something

at the top of

a lot of something

attraction to someone or something

amazed at something

aware of someone or something

amused at or by something

bargain with someone for something

angry with something

because of something or someone

angry at someone

believe in something

apologize to someone for something

blame someone for something

apparent to someone

blind to something

appeal to someone

by means of

apply to someone for something

call on someone socially

appropriate to something

consideration for someone

call to someone from a distance

consult with someone about or on something

call up someone on the telephone

contempt for someone or something

capable of something

contented with something

certain of something

contrast with someone or something

challenge someone to something

contribute to something

characteristic of something

control over someone or something

cheat someone of something

converse with someone about something

close to something or someone

convict someone of something

comment on someone or something

convince someone of something

communicate something to someone

copy from someone

communicate with someone

correspond with someone

comparable to something

count on someone for something

compare to or with someone or something

cure for something

competition with someone for something

deal with someone or something

complain to someone about something

decide on something

composed of something

dedicate something to someone

concerned about someone or something

defend someone from something or against something

concerned with something

delighted with someone or something

confess to someone

delight in someone or something

confidence in someone or something

explain something to someone

confident of something

failure of someone in something

congratulate someone on something

faithful to someone or something

conscious of something

fall in love with someone

demand something of someone

fascinated with someone or something

depend on someone for something

fearful of something

deprive someone of something

found of someone

designed for something

for the purpose of

desire for something

for the sake of

die of a disease

full of something

different from someone or something

grateful to someone for something

disagree with someone about something

guard against something

disappointed in something

guess at something

disappointed with someone

hear about something

disgusted with someone or something

hear of something

displeased with someone or something

hint at something

distrust of someone or something

horrified at something

do something about something

in case of

doubt about someone or something

in common with

dream of or about something

independent of someone or something

due to someone or something

in favor of

duty to someone

influence over someone

engaged to someone

inform someone of something

escape from something

on account of

excel in something

opportunity for someone or something

exception to something

opposition to someone or something

excuse for something

pay someone for something

excuse someone from something

pay something to someone

in place of

pity for someone

inquire into something

point at someone or something

in search of

popularity with someone

in spite of

prefer something to something

in the course of

prejudice against someone or something

insist on something

protect someone from something

intent on something

provide something for someone

interested in something or someone

punish someone for something

interfere with someone or something

qualification for a job

introduce someone to someone

qualified to do something

invite someone to something

quarrel with someone over something

irrelevant to something

quote something from someone

knock at or on a door

reason for something

laugh at something or someone

reason with someone about something

lecture on something

recover from an illness

listen to someone or something

related to someone

look at someone or something

rely on someone or something

look for something or someone

remind someone of something

look up something in a reference book

tell someone of or about something

made of something

thankful for something

make something for someone

think of or about or over something

mistaken for someone

threaten someone with something

need for something

tired of something

obligation to someone

trust in something or someone

reply to someone about something

trust someone with something

require something of someone

wait for someone or something

research in something

weary of something

responsible to someone for something

work for someone or something

result from a cause

worry about something or someone

result in a consequence

talk to someone about something

result of a cause

take care of someone or something

rob someone of something

talk over something with someone

satisfactory to someone

take advantage of someone or something

search for something

sympathy with or for someone or something

send for something

sure of something

shocked at something

supply someone with something

shocking to someone

start with something

similar to someone or something

stare at someone or something

smile at someone

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