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Use 'for' preceded by the following nouns:
a check for (amount of money)
Example: She gave me a check for $50.
a demand for something
Example: Unfortunately, there wasn't enough demand for our product.
a need for something
Example: There is a real need for discipline in this class.
a reason for something
Example: I have a reason for doing that!
Use 'in' preceded by the following nouns:
a rise in something
Example: There has been a rise in prices recently.
an increase in something
Example: We have seen many increases in production levels.
a fall in something
Example: There has been a fall in prices recently.
a decrease in something
Example: We have seen many decreases in production levels.
Use 'of' preceded by the following nouns:
a cause of something
Example: She is the cause of all his problems.
a photograph OR a picture of something or someone

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Example: He took a photograph of the mountains.

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try the follow-up quiz to test your understanding. a difference between TWO things Example: There is no difference between those two colors. a connection with someone or something Example: His connections with the CIA are very limited.English usage quiz for ESL EFL TESL and TOEFL learners. reaction to something Example: Her reaction to his behavior was quite funny.07. a contact with someone or something Example: Have you had any contact with Sarah? BETWEEN Use 'between' preceded by the following nouns: a connection between TWO things Example: There is no connection between the two crimes. Advertising > Free Credit Report > Free Psychics an invitation to a celebration of some type Example: We were invited to their wedding.2011 11:47:03] .Noun + preposition . a solution to a problem Example: He provided the solution to our financial situation. a relationship between TWO things Example: The relationship between the two friends was very strong. a contact between TWO things Example: There is little contact between the two parents.English Prepositions . Nouns + Prepositions Quiz file:///C|/Documents%20and%20Settings/Adrian%20Grigoriu/Desktop/ENGLISH%20FOR%20THE%20KIDS/Preposition/Noun+prep. WITH     Use 'with' preceded by the following nouns:     a relationship with someone or something Example: My relationship with Mary is wonderful. Test Your Understanding Now that you have studied the various noun + prepositon formulas.htm[08. Enter Email Use 'to' preceded by the following nouns: damage to something Go! Example: I did a lot of damage to my car the other day. TO   Stay up-to-date! Subscribe to our newsletter. an attitude to something (or TOWARDS something) Example: Your attitude to your problems doesn't help them get resolved.

(catch on cannot take a direct object in this meaning.Two-Part Phrasal Verbs (Idioms)   Main Indexes Indexes Main OWL Home Page Go! Enter search here. inseparable. The particle that follows the verb changes the meaning of the phrasal verb in idiomatic ways: VERB drop off drop off(2) drop off(3) drop out MEANING decline gradually fall asleep stop and give something to someone cease to participate EXAMPLE The hill dropped off near the river. are different from verbs with helpers.htm[08. and these two-part verbs. there is usually no indicator whether an idiomatic phrase is separable. Correct: She added it up on her calculator. Correct: She always gets around the rules. some phrases are intransitive. the runner dropped out. (the word to makes the math problem an indirect object. In addition.)     Intransitive catch on (meaning: Correct: After I explained the math problem. Some particles can be separated from the verb so that a noun and pronoun can be inserted.. she began to catch on.. or intransitive. Brought to you by the Purdue University Online Writing Lab. Search owl home || writing lab and owl || handouts || workshops and presentations || internet resources   Two-Part (Phrasal) Verbs (Idioms) Get a printer-friendly version of this page.. While doing his homework. Get an Adobe PDF version of this page. In most cases the phrases must simply be memorized. file:///C|/. Separable add up (meaning: to add)     get around Inseparable (meaning: to evade) Correct: She added up the total on her calculator. Incorrect: She always gets the rules around (This construction makes no sense in English. Many verbs in English are followed by an adverb or a preposition (also called a particle). Would you drop this off at the post office? After two laps. meaning they cannot take a direct object. Below is a partial list of each kind of phrase. to understand)     Incorrect: She began to catch on the math problem. which is acceptable in this meaning.uments%20and%20Settings/Adrian%20Grigoriu/Desktop/ENGLISH%20FOR%20THE%20KIDS/Preposition/Phrasal%20verbs. and some particles can't be separated from the verb. also called phrasal verbs.07..)     Correct: She began to catch on to the math problem.2011 11:48:00] .)   Unfortunately. he dropped off.

continue at another time or place cheer up . summon for military service calm down .chop into small pieces clean off . support.clean the surface of clean out .clarify.Two-Part Phrasal Verbs (Idioms) Separable add up . sever.07.chew thoroughly chop up .return file:///C|/.complete (a printed form) fill out .cause to become cheerful chew up ..revive bring up .compute fill in .htm[ fix up . begin.uments%20and%20Settings/Adrian%20Grigoriu/Desktop/ENGLISH%20FOR%20THE%20KIDS/Preposition/ completely figure out .add back up . compose (a document) dress up .complete (a printed form) fill up .become calm carry on . care for from childhood brush out . amputate cut out . delete cut down . accomplish. adorn dust out .write. understand figure up .put clothes the other person's share of a business buy up .continue carry out .cancel.cause to happen bring off .cause to be understood give back .brush the inside of burn down .include count out .eliminate. count.interrupt.bring bring to . cause to explode.clean the inside of clean up .cause bring out .interpret. suddenly.cause to move backwards.fulfill.dust the inside of eat up .calculate.clear the inside of close down ..publish. list the parts of separately break into .consume by fire buy out .destroy by burning burn up .telephone. order away call up . blow up. bring about .buy the whole supply of call off .fill completely (a container) find out . add to a total cross out . arrange in a suitable manner get across .reduce in quantity draw up .eliminate cut off .carry. complete.close temporarily count in .clear the surface of clear up count up . tidy clear out .close permanently close up .2011 11:48:00] .go into a house or room forcibly. perform carry over .analyze.accomplish bring on . emphasize bring over . destroy by explosives break down .

surrender something hand down .minimize play up .deliver.cause to move more slowly spell out . retract a statement take down .htm[08.yield control of hang up . illuminate thoroughly live down .distribute pass up .accompany someone to the beginning of a trip send back .disappoint let out .omit let down .arrange show off .remake move over .cause to depart.send to where someone is set up to keep an appointment with sweep out .accumulate see through .enumerate.emphasize point out . receive as an overnight guest quiet down . learn casually. state in detail stand up .rinse the surface of rinse out .entertain someone informally at one's home hold off .cause to be understood or accepted put off .eliminate run down . fool. rob. lift with hands or fingers. leave as an inheritance hand over .return.. in spite of difficulties see off .pull in a downward direction. initiate an association publicly play down .exhibit ostentatiously shut off . keep the same pace leave out . write from dictation take in . restrain hold up .the telephone rinse off . make larger (in sewing) light up .07.2011 11:48:00] . raze push across .remove from a high position. disparage.delay. announce give up . hit with a vehicle run off .suspend have on .not take advantage of (as an opportunity) pass on .transmit pay back .discharge a debt completely. give someone his final pay pick up .repay pay off .light.complete.distribute..move to the side pass out . pronounce formally.trace.Two-Part Phrasal Verbs (Idioms) give out . deceive or fool put up .be quiet ring up .rinse the inside of rule out .understood.send to a place where formerly located send over .cause to cease functioning slow up .release from confinement.uments%20and%20Settings/Adrian%20Grigoriu/Desktop/ENGLISH%20FOR%20THE%20KIDS/Preposition/Phrasal%20verbs.sweep the inside of take back . make smaller (in sewing) file:///C|/.preserve (food). reproduce mechanically save up .postpone put on . deceive.dress dressed in have over .delay. threaten with a weapon keep up .indicate pull down .live in such a way as to cause something to be forgotten make over .come to meet an escort.

require care for .wipe the inside of.discard throw over .cause to be exhausted touch up .accompany.visit casually without planning drop out of . maintain carry on with .abolish do without . reprimand think over .utter.scold.use until no longer usable. quit file:///C|/.leave.uments%20and%20Settings/Adrian%20Grigoriu/Desktop/ENGLISH%20FOR%20THE%20KIDS/Preposition/Phrasal%20verbs.come to get.interrupt call for .consider think through . invent throw away .record write out . prepare (a document) Inseparable back out of . guard. supervise.lean on. extinguish (a light) wash off .endure break in on .destroy tear up ..become ill with come out with . make progress come by . verify come across . produce come up with . decimate work out .test turn down .compose.find accidentally come along with the surface of wipe out . spell out write up .refuse.examine. tighten the spring of a watch or machine wipe off .cause illness or discomfort to do away with . lower the volume turn out . assume command of tear down .rely on cut in on . tire greatly wind up .put on a garment to verify the fit try out .2011 11:48:00] .finish.reject tie up . produce count on .wash the surface of wash out .create.find accidentally come down with .deprive oneself of drop in at/on .07.consider from beginning to end think up .interrupt break into .interrupt disagree with .continue catch up with .cover the distance between oneself and check up on .take.utter.wash the inside of wear out . fail to keep a promise bear down on .repair try on .tie securely or tight tire out .solve write down .have to do with bear up under .write down every detail. force into exile.produce.Two-Part Phrasal Verbs (Idioms) take over .htm[08. browbeat bear on .tear into small pieces tell off .

campaign for see about .grasp tightly hold out against . supervise settle on . admire make up for . demand stand up to . continue keep up with .compensate for pass on or sustain oneself by means of live up to . arrange see to .respect.compete against in an election run away with .do without being caught or punished get by with . participate in go on with .htm[08. escape from run for .decide on.descend out information on run against .leave.enter (a vehicle).. bully play up to .maintain the pace of lie down on .represent.maintain the standard demanded of look after .become serious about.manage with a minimum of effort get down to .quarrel with fill in for .flatter for personal advantage put up with .uments%20and%20Settings/Adrian%20Grigoriu/Desktop/ENGLISH%20FOR%20THE%20KIDS/Preposition/Phrasal%20verbs.receive a communication from hear of .proceed with get through with .persist in.resist file:///C|/.substitute for get ahead of . consider get in .abstain from hang around . avoid get away with . choose stand for . not progress at required pace fall back on .transmit pick on .harmonize interested in.tolerate read up on .Two-Part Phrasal Verbs (Idioms) face up to a great deal go in for . mount get on with . look pleasing together go without . finish go back on .discover accidentally hold on to .enter (a vehicle) get off .desert.feel superior to look forward to .persevere at keep to .evade.terminate.continue go over . beat get around .use for emergency purpose fall out with . permit stand up for .2011 11:48:00] .surpass. leave get on . fail to keep (a promise) go for .learn about (sometimes accidentally) hit on . fail to do live on .remember nostalgically look down on .anticipate look up to .remain idly in the vicinity of hear from .tease.take care of look back on .review go with ..acknowledge fall behind in .resist keep at .evade.

abandon some organized activity. pay one's bill cheer up .become calm carry on .support. not be accomplished file:///C|/.endure blow in . quit drop over . to where someone is come through .visit someone casually fall behind .visit someone in his home come out .not go to bed while waiting for watch out for . leave.07.desert.uments%20and%20Settings/Adrian%20Grigoriu/Desktop/ENGLISH%20FOR%20THE%20KIDS/Preposition/Phrasal%20verbs. diminish die off/out ..become clear close down .cover the distance between oneself and a moving goal check up .accompany.not progress at required pace fall off .interrupt die away . become extinct dress up . make progress come back .visit someone casually without planning drop out .mention briefly turn into . lose one's temper call up . misbehave catch on .move backwards bear up .2011 11:48:00] . diminish die down .be careful for Intransitive back down .explode.close temporarily came about .leave clear up .become cheerful clear out .serve wait up for .retreat from a position in an argument back out .happen come along . make a social debut come over .become wait on .fail.return by car drop in .understand catch up .investigate check out .continue as before.disappear.succeed come to .discuss tell on .resemble talk back to . fail to keep a promise back up .answer impolitely talk over .fade..close permanently close up .leave.regain consciousness cut in .come to someone's house. lose weight fall through .htm[08.fade.don fancy or unusual clothes drive back . defend take after .decrease.Two-Part Phrasal Verbs (Idioms) stick to .pass without doing harm blow up .return come by .report misbehavior to authority touch on .telephone calm down .appear.drop in to visit unexpectedly blow over .persist stick up for .

reduce speed stand by .Two-Part Phrasal Verbs (Idioms) fill in .arrive. leave. persevere.depart running.manage.go.slowly lose power so as to stop functioning run off .arrive pull out .maintain the required pace or standard.descend from leave get on . be successful pass out .progress. rise from sitting.grow. move about get away .explode go on . succeed grow up .grasp tightly.finish give out .happen.enter (a vehicle). be prepared to assist stand up . mount (a horse.surrender. fail to finish go back .ride to where someone is run away .become reconciled move over .stop burning. succeed make up .substitute find out .rise get through .boast by words or actions show up . endure file:///C|/. appear unexpectedly shut up . persist keep on .move to the side pan out .2011 11:48:00] .circulate. last. leave quickly without permission run down .return by air fly over .wait.make progress get along ..sell the ownership or responsibility settle up .escape.survive (barely) ride over .recline look on .continue to resist.) get on/along .htm[08.become exhausted give up .learn fly back . dawdle hang up .07. persevere. etc.deport pull through . leave one's residence go over . increase pull in . continue go out . wait while telephoning hold out .die pick up . either just barely or with a minimum of effort get in .return go off .be a spectator make out . drain sell out .continue keep up . be compatible get up .enter get off .stop talking slow up .replace a telephone receive on its hook hold on .turn out to where someone is get ahead .remain one's bills or debts show off .. continue let up .mature hang around .escape get by .progress.uments%20and%20Settings/Adrian%20Grigoriu/Desktop/ENGLISH%20FOR%20THE%20KIDS/Preposition/Phrasal%20verbs.become unconscious pass on .diminish in intensity lie down .have a friendly relationship get around .stand.

english. as at a public meeting turn up .edu/handouts/esl/eslphrasal.remain awake in anticipation wake up .return on foot to where one was walk over .succeed. To contact OWL. become used up work out . appear.       owl home || writing lab and owl || handouts || workshops and presentations || internet resources This page is located at http://owl. Get an Adobe PDF version of this page. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our terms and conditions of fair use.2011 11:48:00] ..arrive. Requests for help sent to the wrong address may not receive a timely response.go to bed turn out .become unusable through use.fade.turn so that one is facing another direction turn in ..awaken walk back . be found unexpectedly wait up . please refer to our contact information page so that you email the appropriate person. come.html Receive weekly tips and updates from Purdue's OWL and Writing Lab!   your email    Join    Copyright ©1995-2004 by OWL at Purdue University and Purdue University.purdue.remain at someone's house overnight or longer step aside .be careful wear off .assume command talk back .vomit turn around .Two-Part Phrasal Verbs (Idioms) stay over . disappear through use or time wear out .move to one side take off . All rights reserved.   file:///C|/.uments%20and%20Settings/Adrian%20Grigoriu/Desktop/ENGLISH%20FOR%20THE%20KIDS/Preposition/Phrasal%20verbs.07.walk to where someone is wash out .fade or disappear from washing watch out .answer impolitely throw up .htm[08.leave the ground take over .be successful   Get a printer-friendly version of this page.