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Preposition Rules ▼ Place/movement ▼ Time ▼ Dependent
Preposition Exercises ▼ Place/movement ▼ Time ▼ Dependent
FCE practice

Dependent Prepositions


 

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.


For thank sb for sth
wait for sth
prepare for sth
ask for sth
apply for sth
pay for sth
apologise for sth
Oftake care of sb/sth
Inbelieve in sth
Aboutthink about sth
Tobelong to sb
Fromprevent sb from doing sth
Atlaugh at sb/sth

Many verbs can use two prepositions. For example:

Iwrote
talked
spoke
to him about the washing up.
Italked
spoke
argued
fought
agreed
with him about the washing up.

Most people agree that talk/speak to and talk/speak with can be used in the same way.


The teacher is thinking about her next holiday.

Practise using verb + preposition Go back to Prepositions List

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