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Tuesday, 23 February 2010

ICSE English Grammar Asides #6 Most commonly used Verbs Followed by Preposition Part Two

Most Commonly Used Verbs Followed by Preposition  
Part Two
dedicate to
devoted to, give entirely to something or someone
deprive of
to take away something
derive from
to make something from another
divert from
alter the direction or course of action
efficient in
expert at . skilful in
eligible for
qualified for or worthy of
exempt from
leave out, omit
fall in
fall out
disagree with , quarrel over
get along
manage with
get away
get in
enter (conveyance)
get off
send a mail
give away
distribute/ reveal a secret / disclose something
give in
yield/accede to, submit to someone or something
give up
abandon doing something
good at
efficient, skillful
guilt of
have a sense of guilt
hand over
to give the charge/relived of
hint at
to indicate something
inquire into
to check
interfere with
give opinion without being asked for
invite to
invite to dinner/lunch
known for
long for
express a wish
look at
look at something
look after
to take care of
look into
investigate/see into
look forward to
to guess/anticipate
make up
recover/apply cosmetics/compensate for
operate on
do operation
over come by
pass away
patch up
compromise in a quarrel
peculiar to
distinguished nature
pick out
to choose
pick up
increase/arrange in an order/lift in a car
pile up
accumulation of work, etc.
prefer to
give preference
prevail on/upon
to make agree
put up
erect a building/in order/lodge in hotel
ready for
reconcile to
refrain from
stay away/restrain from/withdraw from
release from
make free
remind of
to bring in memory again
respond to
give response
revenge on
retaliate/take revenge
run after
run into
collide with/meet suddenly
run out
out of stock/wear out
run over
crushed/fast reading/ run through
see about
consider/think over
see off
say goodbye
set aside
deferred(a judgement)
set back
suffer from
shoot up
grow up fast
shout at
speak loudly(sense of insult)
shudder at
sick of
tired of
stand by
support/prepared/keep a word
stand for
to represent/toleration
submit to
submission of papers/surrender
surrounded by
circled by all sides
take off
remove/take a short break/time off
tear up
tear in pieces
watch out
to be careful
work for
work for something/ some body