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FOR
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!
IN
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.
OF
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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English usage quiz for ESL EFL TESL and TOEFL learners. WITH     Use 'with' preceded by the following nouns:     a relationship with someone or something Example: My relationship with Mary is wonderful. try the follow-up quiz to test your understanding. reaction to something Example: Her reaction to his behavior was quite funny. a difference between TWO things Example: There is no difference between those two colors. a relationship between TWO things Example: The relationship between the two friends was very strong.htm[08. Nouns + Prepositions Quiz file:///C|/Documents%20and%20Settings/Adrian%20Grigoriu/Desktop/ENGLISH%20FOR%20THE%20KIDS/Preposition/Noun+prep.07.2011 11:47:03] .English Prepositions . 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. Test Your Understanding Now that you have studied the various noun + prepositon formulas. an attitude to something (or TOWARDS something) Example: Your attitude to your problems doesn't help them get resolved. a solution to a problem Example: He provided the solution to our financial situation. TO   Stay up-to-date! Subscribe to our newsletter. Advertising > Free Credit Report > Free Psychics an invitation to a celebration of some type Example: We were invited to their wedding.Noun + preposition . a connection with someone or something Example: His connections with the CIA are very limited. 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. a contact between TWO things Example: There is little contact between the two parents.

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

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terminate. leave get on .support.resist file:///C|/. fail to do live on .evade.arrange. look pleasing together go without .continue go over .remember nostalgically look down on . mount get on with . arrange see to .flatter for personal advantage put up with .anticipate look up to .decide on.resist keep at .campaign for see about . admire make up for .respect.lag.abstain from hang around .grasp tightly hold out against . demand stand up to . supervise settle on . finish go back on .htm[08.07.tolerate read up on .search out information on run against . choose stand for . permit stand up for .transmit pick on .substitute for get ahead of . not progress at required pace fall back on .do without being caught or punished get by with .persevere at keep to .review go with . consider get in .manage with a minimum of effort get down to .desert.persist in.remain idly in the vicinity of hear from .evade.compensate for pass on .descend from.take care of look back on .compete against in an election run away with . continue keep up with .consider.enter (a vehicle).Two-Part Phrasal Verbs (Idioms) face up to .learn about (sometimes accidentally) hit on . beat get around . bully play up to .leave. escape from run for .maintain the standard demanded of look after .support or sustain oneself by means of live up to .2011 11:48:00] .use for emergency purpose fall out with ..maintain the pace of lie down on .receive a communication from hear of .tease.enter (a vehicle) get off .proceed with get through with .be interested in. fail to keep (a promise) go for .feel superior to look forward to .surpass.acknowledge fall behind in .quarrel with fill in for .represent. avoid get away with .uments%20and%20Settings/Adrian%20Grigoriu/Desktop/ENGLISH%20FOR%20THE%20KIDS/Preposition/Phrasal%20verbs..discover accidentally hold on to .become serious about.harmonize with.like a great deal go in for . participate in go on with .

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

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

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