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Preposition Rules ▼ Place/movement ▼ Time ▼ Dependent
Preposition Exercises ▼ Place/movement ▼ Time ▼ Dependent
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Dependent Prepositions


 

Adjective + preposition (Feelings)

Here are some examples of adjectives describing feelings with their common prepositions. Note that often adjectives with similar meanings have the same preposition.


frightened
scared
afraid
terrified
tired
jealous
ashamed
proud
suspicious
of

surprised
astonished
amazed
shocked
horrified
at/by
worried
nervous
anxious
stressed
relieved
excited
guilty
confused
depressed
about

pleased
satisfied
happy
content
with
 


Some adjectives can use two prepositions - for the person and the reason. For example:

I'mangry
annoyed
cross
furious
with him about the washing up.

Unfortunately there are often other possible prepositions, which may change the meaning slightly. For example:

He was guilty of murder.
(a court decided that he had committed this crime)

He felt guilty about lying to the police.
(a feeling)

 

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