Sec 14: Preposition + adjectives

afraid, ashamed, aware
of

eligible
to
for

good
at

interested
in

allergic
to

fond
of

happy
with

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Preposition – About

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How do you use “ABOUT” effectively?

  1. I am not sure about the news.
  2. Teacher Bryan is very anxious about the results of two of his students.
  3. We have just started making enquiries about him.
  4. I have already told you what I feel about the appointment.

**A less frequent use is as a synonym of round or around: –

Example: The dog was running about the garden all day.

**About can be contrasted with on, which focuses on more specific and detailed content: –

Examples:

  1. He gave a lecture about Bryan Low.
  2. She gave a lecture on the position of English adverbs in spoken language.

Regards,

Bryan Low

(The Trainer and Founder of Mastertuition)

 

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Prepositions – The Links

Combinations

  • Prepositions readily combine with nouns, verbs, and adjectives.
  • nouns
  1. aptitude, talent for
  2. belief, faith in
  3. evidence, hint, news, proof of
  4. sympathy for,with
  5. praise for, of

+verbs

  1. annoyed by (a remark)
  2. annoyed with (somebody)
  3. argue about (an issue)
  4. argue with (a person)
  5. argue for, against (a proposal)
  6. accede to (a request)
  7. account for (missing items)
  8. accustomed to (an activity)
  9. accused of (a crime)
  10. agree to (a proposal)
  11. agree with (somebody)
  12. believe in (a religion)
  13. belong to (a club)
  14. centre on (a topic; not around)
  15. comply with (rules)
  16. conform to (rules)
  17. confide in (a person)
  18. consist of (different parts)
  19. conversant with (a topic)
  20. depend on (somebody)