Verb + preposition (easy)
Many common verbs are always used with a preposition. For example:
I waited for 10 minutes, then I went home.
It's a good idea to learn these if you can. Note: sb = somebody, and sth = something.
thank sb for sth|
wait for sth
prepare for sth
ask for sth
apply for sth
pay for sth
apologise for sth
|Of||take care of sb/sth|
|In||believe in sth|
|About||think about sth|
|To||belong to sb|
|From||prevent sb from doing sth|
|At||laugh at sb/sth|
Many verbs can use two prepositions. For example:
|to him about the washing up.|
|with him about the washing up.|
Most people agree that talk/speak to and talk/speak with can be used in the same way.