Verbs followed by prepositions

Study the verbs followed by prepositions in the following tables. If you do not know the meaning of a verb, look it up in an English dictionary.
Verbs followed by in absorbed in something (especially absorbed in her work/a book) confide in someone be engrossed in something Verbs followed by for account for something allow for something (to take into consideration) apologise for something/someone (on their behalf: Let me apologise for Jack.) blame someone for something care for something/someone Verbs followed by of accuse someone of something convict someone of something Verbs followed by with acquaint someone with something associate someone with something charge someone with something clutter with something (especially passive: The room was cluttered with boxes.) coincide with something collide with something comply with something concern with something (usually passive: be concerned with) confront someone with something confuse someone/something with someone/something cram with something (especially passive: be crammed with) Verbs followed by from bar someone from a place benefit from something derive something from something deter someone from something differ from something distinguish one thing from another thing (also distinguish between two things) distract someone from something exempt someone from something Verbs followed by on base something on someone blame something on someone centre something on something (usually passive: be centred on) concentrate something on something decide on something Verbs followed by about argue about something be concerned about something (be worried about) boast about something Verbs followed by at glance at something involve someone in something result in something specialise in something succeed in something cater for something/someone charge someone for something (make them pay for it) count for something (especially: / count for nothing in this company.) earmark something for a particular use pay for someone/something remind someone of something suspect someone of something deal with someone/something discuss something with someone face with something (especially passive: be faced with) ingratiate oneself with someone meet with something (especially: meet with an accident) pack with something (especially passive: be packed with) plead with someone provide someone with something tamper with something trust someone with something expel someone from a place refrain from something resign from something result from something stem from something suffer from something translate one language from/into another language

depend on someone/something elaborate on something impose on someone insist on something/someone doing something pride oneself on something decide about something protest about something hint at something

h) I can't stand the way she is always boasting ……… her wealthy parents. She said that. 2 Complete the text with ONE suitable verb in each space (the verbs are taken from the lists of verbs followed by preposition). it was still abnormal to experience symptoms like these for so long.) be resigned to something resort to something see to something (meaning make sure it is done) subject someone to something (stressed: subject) succeed to the throne be used to doing something Exercises Complete each sentence with ONE suitable preposition. After six months I was (12) ……… to a consultant at the hospital. for example. none of which revealed anything significant. I made several visits to my GP. But still the symptoms persisted. When this failed to work he (4) ……… on my nausea as the root cause. He (8) ……… .) apply oneself to something (This rule doesn't apply to you. I was (6) ……… to five blood tests. She (15) ……… on all the . f) Being rich doesn't count ……… much on a desert island. I might (9) ……… from a low-fibre diet. a) I really prefer just about anything ……… watching television. For several months I was (1)……… from periodic headaches and almost constant nausea. g) I pleaded ……… John to change his mind. b) This year's conference coincided ……… two other major conventions.) refer someone to someone (The doctor referred me to a specialist. j) Could you please refrain ……… smoking in the lecture hall. e) When I asked Jean. I was understandably concerned about the possibility of it being something serious. even (14) ……… for my age and stressful lifestyle. but the doctor said that my anxiety in this respect (11) ……… from nervous tension and stress. c) Is it possible to insure my bike ……… theft? d) The problem stems ……… the government's lack of action. i) My grandfather is always confusing Madonna ……… Maradona. and I was starting to (10) ……… myself to feeling ill for the rest of my life. who (13) ……… in stomach disorders.) attend to something said/heard attribute something to someone commit oneself to something (especially passive: be committed to) confess to something devote oneself to something prefer one thing to another thing marvel at something react to something refer to something (This number refers to the next page. I had a difficult time last year with my health. she hinted ……… the chance of a promotion for me.guess at something Verbs followed by to answer to something (especially: answer to a description) appeal to someone (beg) It appeals to me. I (7) ……… my diet with the doctor at length. (5) ……… my headaches on the nausea. (meaning: I like the idea. and we tried eliminating certain foods from my meals. even a brain tumour. but he wouldn't listen. who (2) ……… my headaches to migraine and (3) ……… me with medication.

from Danny was……………………………………………………………….... using the word in bold............................... i) There is no precedent for such action....... my own home.... a) When Bill saw my new car he was . His position ....... Philip flew to New York.... h) There is no justification for your behaviour.... e) Julie's letter was unexpected........ Ian is an............... b) Philip flew to New York without the company of his parents........... with The bus ………………………………………………………………................ ........ at I ……………………………………………………………….................. in an appropriate form of the word.................................. e) I just can't bear this heat! For me.......... Rewrite each sentence beginning as shown.................. for bad behavior................ b) A lot of people were packed on to the bus.............. and suggested that in my case the nausea might be the result of a liver disorder...... with Christmas ………………………………………………………………..... It arrived completely out of the .......................... Margaret is completely......................... with envy...... ....possible causes of nausea in detail............ d) I'm fed-up with this job...................................... this heat...... f) There's no doubt that Schwartz is the best skier around at the moment........ 3 Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence.................. moon..... -collar workers received a rise.... The rumour that I have been dismissed........... but the workers on the shop floor were told they had to wait...... c) Margaret has no inhibitions at all.. d) There is no foundation to the rumour that I have been dismissed............. g) We decided to celebrate by going out and painting the town .............. Such action.... f) The ............... I feel completely ..... roast turkey in my mind....... d) This house makes me think of my own home! of This house ………………………………………………………………......................... a) I don't envy his position..................... 5 Complete each sentence with a colour...........people. carpet treatment.to jump so high.............. so that it contains a form of the word underlined beginning un-....... off... Schwartz is.... c) When the visitors from Japan arrived............... e) Christmas and roast turkey go together in my mind.................. The sound of Jenny's voice.................... a) I thought it was marvellous that Jane could jump so high.......................................................... b) Tina never comes here now.. g) The sound of Jenny's voice cannot be mistaken..... Your behaviour is quite. c) Danny was asked to leave the school for bad behaviour..... the company gave them the ...................................... We only see her once in a ....................... Do not change the word given........... 4 Prefixes.. j) Ian teaches but has no teaching qualifications................

c) Keep still and I’ll _________ a bandage round your arm.... found found... grind. Germany.in the face. 3...and then went bankrupt... b) The lion __________ forward and sprang at her... Cereals Dairy products Fish Fruit Herbs Meat Vegetables Aubergine Barley Dill Herring Mustard Pear Rice Sausage Veal Bacon Basil Flour Lamb Mutton Peas Rye Sole Wheat Blackberry Chicken Gooseberry Maize Onions Plaice Sage Thyme Yoghurt Beans Cream Grape Mint Parsley Rabbit Salmon Trout 8 Study the following pairs of verbs and then choose the correct word for each space: 1..... of the following animals. j) They fell deeper and deeper into the .. ground ground.h) Tony can't be trusted yet with too much responsibility. Bull _ _ _ Goose _ _ _ d _ _ Ram _ _ e Dog _ _ _ c _ Stag _ _ _ _ Duck _ _ _ _ e Stallion _ _ _ e Fox _ _ _ _ n Lion _ _ _ _ _ _ s Hen _ _ c _ .......... 6 Gender of animals. but he still won't listen. grounded.. fallen fell. c) The airline has decided to ___________ all its planes. felled. _ _ o _ _ _ _ 7 Group the words below under the following heads. find... Austria and Italy. bound... as required.. ground.. b) Three old trees will have to be __________ because they are dangerous... grounded a) The ship went too near the coast and was _____________ on rocks.. bounded..... wound wound... b) The police opened the fire and _________ six of the rioters. founded a) My grandfather _____________ this firm in 1924. c) He lost his balance and __________ heavily.... i) You can talk until you're . bind.. c) The United Nations was ___________ in 1945......... founded. 5. I __________ these old letters. b) The beans are __________ in this machine before they are put in the coffee pot. fall. Check the meaning of any unknown words in the dictionary... wound.. he's still . Provide the feminine and masculine... bound bound. 4. wounded a) The train ____________ its way up the hillside and stopped just below the top. .... felled a) Prices have ___________ steeply since last August. wind. c) He was ____________ hand and foot by the robbers.. fell... wounded.. bounded a) Switzerland is __________ by France... found. 2.. b) While clearing out the bedroom..