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    Certain Verbs, Nouns , Adjectives and Participles are usually followed by certain Prepositions.All that is required of a learner is that he must make the correct use of the Preposition after certain words.There are no specific rules to follow but one has to develop the habit of reading and using them time and again.His experience in reading will be of immense help.Below is the list of words used with Prepositions.


    Abide by : You must abide by the rules and regulations of the college.
    You will have to abide by the consequences

    Abound in :The river abounds in fish.
    The abounded with vermin.

    Abstain from :He should abstain from alcoholic drinks

    Accede to :The prince accede to the throne.
    You should willingly accede to his proposal

    Account for :He has been asked to account for his conduct
    His illnes accounts for his absence

    Accuse of :He accused them of theft.
    He was accused of bribery

    Acquit of :He was acquitted of crime
    The judge acquitted him of murder

    Agree to,with :Anwar's father has agreed to her marrying Susan.
    He agreed to my proposal.
    The climate does not agree with me.

    Aim at :He aimed (his gun) at the tiger.
    My remarks were not aimed at you


    Answer to ,for :The dog answers to the name of Mitty.
    He does not answer to the description of the missing man
    that appeared in the newspaper.
    I will answer for it (promise) that the next one will be better.




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    Apologies to,for :I apologized to him for my mistake.The girl apologized for her rudeness

    Appeal to,for :The prisoner appealed to the judge for mercy.He appealed to the rich man for monetary help.

    Apply to,for :He applied to the consul for a visa.He applied to the government for medical leave

    Appear in ,at,before:The boys appeared in (at) the examination.The defendant failed to appear before court.

    Approve of :My father will never approve of my marriage with you.I don't approve of your conduct.


    Argue with :He argued with me about that matter.They argued with him against the proposal

    Arrive at,in :They arrived at Lahore.He arrived at the conclusion.He arrived in Pakistan at karachi.

    Ask for,after,from :He asked me for help.He asked after you.He asked for assistance from his neighbors.

    Aspire after ,to :He aspires after knowledge.He aspires to fame.He aspires to become a CSP officer




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    Associate with :I associated myself with Bill Gates in a business marketing.We associate Egypt with Nile.Do not associate with dishonest boys.

    Assure of :I assured him of my readiness to help him.

    Attack with,by :He was attacked with mild fever.

    Attend to, upon :He attends to the wants of customers.He attended upon the patient.

    Avail of ,on,against :You should avail yourself of every opportunity.Money does not avail on desert island.Nothing availed against the storm

    Beg of ,for :I beg of you not to take any risks.I begged of him to stay.He was so poor that he had to beg for his bread.

    Believe in :I believe in that man.He believes in getting plenty of exercise.

    Begin at,with,upon :Today we begin at page 20 ,line 3.He began with the first topic.Let's begin upon our task now.

    Belong to :These books belong to me.Which club do you belong to?

    Bestow on :He got into the train and bestowed his luggage on the track.King bestowed high honors on him.May Allah bestow His blessings on us.




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    Beware of :We must beware of pickpockets.You must beware of that dangerous man.

    Bind to :Joan of Arc was bound to stake and burnt to death.His dog was bound to tree with a rope.

    Blessed with :I am not greatly blessed with worldly goods.May you always be blessed with good health.

    Blind to :Mothers are sometimes blind to the faults of their children.

    Blush for ,with,at :She blushed for (with) shame.She blushed at her own faults.He blushed for you.

    Bound on ,by,to,with :England is bounded on the north by Scotland.You should bound your desires to what is reasonable.His heart bounded with joy.
    You should bound your desires by reason.

    Bristle with :The problems bristles with difficulties.

    Burst into,in :The oil-stove upset and burst into flames.She suddenly burst into tears.They burst the door in.

    Busy about,with :He busied himself with/about all sorts of little tasks.

    Care for :He doesn't care for your opinion.
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    Caution against lease caution him against the danger that he is facing.

    Change into :He changed into his working clothes.

    Charge with,at,for :He was charged with the task of keeping the club's accounts in order.He charged them with neglecting their duties.The wounded tiger suddenly charged at him.How much do you charge for mending a pair of shoes ?

    Close in ,with :The days are closing in.Darkness closed in on us.I closed with(accepted) the offer.

    Clothe in,with :The women was clothed in her finest dress.He clothed his thoughts with (in) words.He was clothed with shame.

    Commend to :This book does not commend itself to the public.

    Commence on,with :The examination will commence on Wednesday with mathematics.The proceedings commenced with a song.

    Comment on(upon) :He commented on his behaviour.

    Commit to :Commit this paragraph to memory

    Communicate with,to :We can communicate with people in most parts of the world by telephone.I communicate with him regularly by letter.Please communicate this message to my friend.

    Compare with,to :Let's compare my notes with yours.Mine cannot be compared to yours.Poets have compared sleep to death.Genius is sometimes compared to a lightning flash.




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    Compete with ,for :Many boys competed with him for the prize.

    Complain of,against,to :The teacher complained of the boy's behaviour to the headmaster.They complained against him to the director.

    Comply with :He did not comply with my request.

    Concerned with,about,for :He is not concerned with this matter.Please do not be concerned about me.We are all concerned for her safety.

    Conceal from :He concealed all these facts from his father.

    Conceive of :He conceived the idea of filling bags with gas to make balloons ?

    Concentrate on(upon) : You should concentrate(your attention) on (upon) your work.

    Concur with,in :I concur with him in his decision

    Condemn to :We all condemn cruelty to children

    Condole with,in :His friends condoled with him in his sorrow.




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    Decide on :He decided on joining the office

    Depend on(upon) :Children depend on their parents for food and clothing.Good health depends upon good food, exercise, and getting enough sleep.

    Despaired of :He despaired of success.

    Determined on,to :He is determined on doing this work today.The athlete was determined to break all the records.

    Die of, from :He died of cholera.Many people died of plague in Surat.He died from over eating.

    Differ from, with :French differs from English in having genders for all nouns.I am sorry to differ with you about that question.

    Disagree with :They all disagreed with him in this matter.

    Disapprove of :I disapprove of your conduct.

    Dispense with :He is not yet well enough to dispense with the doctor's services.The new machinery dispenses with manual labour.

    Dispose of :He doesn't want to dispose of the land.I think we have disposed of all his arguments.

    Distinguish between,from eople who cannot distinguish between colours are said to be colour blind.Can you distinguish this colour from that ?




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    Entrust with,to :Can i entrust you with the task?Can i entrust this task to you ?

    Escape from :The thief escaped from the prison.Two of the prisoners escaped from the jail.

    Exchange for,with :He exchanged his old car for a new one.I exchanged seats with him.

    Export from :Jute is exported from India to England.

    Feed on(upon),with:Cattle feed chiefly on grass.This moving mechanical device feeds the machine with raw material.

    Feel for :He feels for the poor man in trouble.

    Fill with :He filled buckets with water.

    Grieve for :He still grieves for his dead brother.

    Guard against :You should guard against disease.You must guard against that bad habit.
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