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Verbs followed by prepositions

Abide by: We must abide by the rules of our college. Abstain from: I abstain from smoking. Accede to: He did not accede to my request. Act from: He acted from fear. Admit to: Admit him to class 11. Affix to: Affix this stamp to the upper right-corner of the envelope. Agree to: Do you agree to my proposal? Agree with: I quite agree with you about it. Aim at: (i) He aims at the first prize. (ii) The hunter aimed at the tiger and shot it. Appeal to: The book does not appeal to me. Appeal for: He appealed for mercy. Arrive at: We arrived at Mughalpura at about 7 oclock. Arrive in: After several days long journey he arrived in Karachi. Ask for: The beggar asked for bread and some water. Ask of: He asked of me more than my expectation. Avail of: I availed myself of the opportunity of taking part in debate. Awake from: I have just awaked from sleep. Beg for: The blind man begged for some money. Believe in: I believe in One God. Belong to: This pen belongs to me. Benefit from: Did you benefit from the lecture of the history today? Beware of: Beware of the dog. Blame for: I blame you for the accident. Boast of: He boasts of his success. Break into: Some thieves broke into my house last night. Buy for: I bought a book for 10 rupees. Buy from: I bought the book from Urdu Bazaar Lahore. Burst into: She burst into tears when heard that her son was injured in an accident. Call on: I called on him yesterday. Care for: He cares a great deal for his younger brother. Caution against: The teacher cautioned me against miss spelt words. Compare with: In this poem the poet compares life with a journey. Compare to: The world is compared to a stage. Compete with: I competed with 10 boys of my class for the first prize. Complain of: The patient complains of toothache. Complain against: The teacher complained to the principal against the misconduct of the boy. Comply with: He complied with our request. Congratulate on: Let me congratulate you on your success. Consent to: He consented to our proposal. Crave for: He craved for sympathy. Cure of: The medicine cured him of his disease. Cling to: The child clings to his mother when climbing upstairs. Concentrate on: While studying, concentrate on your subject of study. Confess to: He confessed his guilt to his parents. Cooperate with: We must cooperate with them. Delight in: My mother delights in music. Deal in: The merchant deals in crockery. Deal with: I have to deal with people most of whom are illiterate. Demote from: He has been demoted from class VI to V. Descend from: In new frock, she was looking like a fairy descended from some heavenly place. Devote to: I devote my evenings to writing poetry. Differ with: I differ with you on that point. Disagree with: I disagree with you on that matter. Die of: He died of heart failure. Die from: The soldier died from his wounds. Divide between: The money was divided between two partners. Divide among: The money was divided among three partners. Escape from: He escaped from the prison. Exempt from: The principal exempted Sehrish from games on medical ground. Feed on: The cow feeds on green grass. Feel for: I feel for you in your trouble. Fight against: India fought against Pakistan in two wars. Guard against: The teacher advised the students to guard against bad habits. Heard of: Have you heard of the arrest of deposed prime minister? Hide from: You should not try to hide anything from me. Hope for: I hope for better days to come. Impress on: The teacher impressed on us that we should work hard. Improve on: The third edition of the book greatly improves on the second edition. Inform of: I have already informed them of my proposed visit. Inquire of: The teacher inquired of the boy why he was late. Inquired at: He inquired at the station if the Shalimar Express was late. Inquire into: A committee of 10 members will inquire into the accident. Inquire about: Have you inquired about the tickets to the theatre? Inquire after: In his letter to me, he has inquired after your health. Insist on: (i) He insisted on it that you were present. (ii) He insisted on going home at once. Instruct in: Mr. Jamil instructs us in cricket. Interfere with: His ill health interfered with his work. Interfere in: Dont interfere in my work. Introduce to: My friend introduced me to his father. Invite to: I invited him to dinner. Laugh at: He laughed at my poor performance. Lament for: I lament for you over the loss of your mothers death. Lead to: (i) This road leads to the village. (ii) Poverty lead him to thieve. Listen to: He is listening attentively to the lecture. Live by: Man does not live by bread alone. Live on: We live on what we eat and drink. Long for: The children are longing for holidays. Look after: The mother looks after her child very carefully. Look at: Look at the picture. Look through: I looked through the newspaper, but there was mentioned in it of the death of the Director of Education.

Knock at: (i) Who is knocking at the door? (ii) He starts his work at 10 in the morning and knocks at five in the evening. Mix with: Oil does not mix with water. Quarrel with: Dont ever quarrel with anybody over anything. Object to: (i) They objected to my proposal. (ii) I object to being treated like this. Occur to: This idea never occurred to me. Part with: He does not want to part with any of his books even for a moment. Part from: I parted from my friend with a heavy heart. Plot against: He was hanged for plotting against the government. Prefer to: He prefers coffee to tea. Prevent from: The rain prevented me from coming to you yesterday in the evening. Recover from: He has not completely recovered from his illness. Refer to: Refer to the context and explain the passage. Relieve of: He is relieved of his burden. Rely on: He is a good man; you can very well rely on him. Remind of: I reminded him of his promise. Repent of: He now repents of what he has done. Rob of: India can never rob Kashmir of its freedom. Save from: He was saved from drowning in the river. Search for: I have sent for the doctor, who will soon arrive. Shiver with: He is shivering with cold. Stick to: Stick to your principles under all circumstances. Struggle against: He has to struggle hard against poverty. Succeed to: He will succeed to his fathers estate. Supply with: The milkman supplies us with milk. Talk to: I will talk to the man about this matter. Tremble with: He trembled with fear. Turn to: Turn to the left, and you will find his house. Wait for: I shall wait for you at the bus stop. Warn of: I warned him of the danger.