Grammar

Using Verbs With Specific Prepositions

Using Verbs With Specific Prepositions
Using Verbs With Specific Prepositions

Using Verbs With Specific Prepositions

Some verbs are followed by certain preposition. To use them correctly scroll down and learn how to use verbs with specific preposition.

Verb PrepositionExample
dependonImproving your English depends on how hard you try.
focusonIn order to be able to learn academic English, you must focus on grammar.
relyonMy car is too old now. I cannot rely on it anymore.
spendonMy car was broken down, so I had to spend a lot of money on it to fix it. She spends a lot of money on me.
advanceinIf you advance in A lingua System, you will improve your English.
insistinAfter we had dinner at a restaurant, my friend insisted in paying the bill.
believeinAll Muslims believe in the oneness of God. We believe in Quran.
arriveIn/atHe just arrived in Texas. When did you arrive at Learn ESL?
payforI mistakenly broke his cellphone, but I had to pay for it.
cookforWho will cook for us? She cooked dinner for the whole family.
waitforWho are you waiting for? Actually, I was waiting for you. 
blameforShe blames me for stealing her heart.
struggleforTaliban struggle for establishing the Islamic Emirate again. 
sellforI sold my old car for $2000.
buyforI bought a new lap top for $300.
apologizeforShe apologized for being late to class.
bringforThe students brought a beautiful gift for their teacher.
provideforJalali is going to provide a new chapter called English Tenses for the students of Learn ESL.
workforWhich company do you work for?
prayforPeople pray for their parents, grandparents, relatives, and friends after they finish the prayer. Pray for me.
fightforI kept fighting for her until I got her. We should always fight for our rights.  
goforHe wanted to buy the car. It was too expensive, so he didn`t go for it.
standforWhat do the letters IHLP stand for? They stand for Intermediate and High Level Program. 
sacrificeforThe friends of God sacrifice their desires for His satisfaction.
forgiveforWe hope that God will forgive us for our mistakes.
careforI really care for you.
applyforHe applied for a job as a finance manager. 
saveforEveryone needs to save some money for their future.
speakwithStudents should speak with their teachers in a polite way.
workwithDo you work with Pentagon? I work with Learn ESL as an author.
succeedwithI hope you succeed with your studies at SBK University.  
playwithChildren often play with their toys.
gowithSalt doesn`t go with honey. I am too busy now. I can`t go with you.
discusswithI would like to discuss some important issues with you.
talktoHe needs to talk to you. Please talk to me in English.
sendtoI sent a letter to my friend.
teachtoI teach grammar to my students in a practical way.
listentoStudents should always listen to their teachers carefully.
replytoShe hasn`t replied to my email yet.
explaintoI explained the past perfect tense to my students.   
respondtoDid you respond to his email last night?
pay attentiontoStudents must pay attention to their teacher`s lecture.
pointtoThe tourist guide pointed to a monument while taking the tourists to an ancient city in central Pakistan. 
exporttoAfghanistan exports rugs and nuts to many countries.
writetoI will write an email to her tomorrow night.
gotoI always go to my class on time.
showtoWould you show your new pictures to me, please?
proposetoHe proposed to her in front of her sister.
rewardtoThe certificates of appreciation were rewarded to those who got the first position in their classes at Perfect. 
givetoThat book is mine. Please give it to me.
returntoI returned to Australia from the U.S.A. in 2008.
lendtoI need your car for a few hours. Would you lend it to me?
gettoWhen I got to the market, I ran into one of my old friends.
objecttoMany people object to the amount of violence on television.
lookatDon`t look at me. Why are you looking at him angrily?
winkatIf a girl winks at a boy, in some cultures, it means she wants to know more about him, or they are just joking around.  
laughatDon`t laugh at him. Don`t laugh at me.
smileatIn the United States, it is considered a good behavior to smile at people even if they are strange to you.
waveatYesterday, I saw a man waving at the bus. She waved at her family when they were leaving. 
Arrive*atWhen did you arrive at the hospital?
talkaboutLet`s talk about something interesting. 
thinkaboutI am always thinking about the creation of universe.
argueaboutWhat are they arguing about?
complainaboutShe always complains about food because she is too picky.
thinkofAt the moment, I am thinking of some new plans.
consistofA lingua System consists of twenty books and chapters. 
escapefromLast year, many terrorists escaped from a jail.
importfromWe import a lot of goods from Australia and UK.  
comefromWhere did you come from?  
hidefromThe honest teachers never hide any skills from their students. Why do you always hide your idea from me?
cryafterShe is crying after her grandmother who passed away last week.
divideintoI always divide the students into small groups for conversation.  
translateintoWould you translate this essay into Dutch for me, please?
walkbyDid you come to hospital by car? No, I waked by foot.

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