Grammar

Using Adjectives With Specific Prepositions

Using Adjectives With Specific Prepositions
Using Adjectives With Specific Prepositions

Using Adjectives With Specific Prepositions

We use specific prepositions after certain adjectives. There is no definite rule to ascertain which preposition should we use with which adjective, that’s why ESL learners make common mistake when using adjective with preposition. The only solution is to learn them and use them on daily basis. Here is a list of commonly used adjectives with preposition that are normally used.

AdjectivePrepositionExample
happyaboutI am so happy about my promotion.
exitedaboutShe is excited about her trip to the U.S.A.
nervousaboutHe is nervous about the final test.
angryaboutThe teacher is angry about my comment.
surprisedaboutI was really surprised about what you told me this morning
irritatedaboutThe president was irritated about the security contract with the U.S.A.
annoyedaboutI am really annoyed about her misbehavior.
sureaboutWe are sure about the experience of our teachers at Learn ESL. 
worriedaboutMany people are worried about the security condition of Quetta.
sadaboutI am sad about the innocent children killed in the explosions.
sorryabout/forI am so sorry about/for being late.
similartoKashmir is similar to New Murree.
comparedtoThe education standard is much better in Washington compared to the rest of the states of U.S.A.
tiredofI am not tired of teaching English as second language.
fanofI am a big fan of spiritual music.
afraidofHe is not afraid of anyone.
boredofSome weak students are bored of grammar class.
accusedofThey are accused of robbing the bank.
suspiciousofThe director is suspicious of some new employees.
awareofEveryone must be aware of the political situation of their country.
interestedinMost students are interested in learning English at Learn ESL.
madatDon`t be mad at me. I have done nothing wrong.
goodatHe is good at solving the math problems.
upsetwithI am a little upset with some students today.
blamedforShe is blamed for stealing my heart.
enoughforThe food is not enough for the whole party.
youngforShe is too young for him to get married to.
punishedforSome people are punished for their deeds in this world.
oldforHe couldn`t join the army because he was too old for that. 
doneforIn most grammar exercises of A Lingua System, the first questions are already done for you.
famousforLearn ESL is famous for teaching English.
knownforShe is known for her nice attitude.  

 

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