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Prepositions + Verbs - English Preposition Pairs
Prepositions + Verbs
English Preposition Pairs
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In the English language many verbs use a specific preposition - these are unique pairings.  Here is a list of preposition and verb pairs in the English language.
Please note:  smb is an abbreviation for somebody; smt is an abbreviation for something


absorb in
account for
add to
adjust to
admit to
agree with
apply for
appeal to
argue with
argue about
arrange for
arrive in / at
apologize for
approve of
ask for
accuse smb of smt
arrest smb for smt

base on
beg for
begin with
benefit from
believe in
belong to
boast about
borrow from
blame smb for smt
blame smt on smb

care for / about
cater for
choose between
comment on
collide with
communicate with
compare with / to
compete with
complain about
compose of
concern about / with
concentrate on
confess to
confuse with
congratulate on
consist of
contribute to
cope with
correspond with
count on
cover with
crash into
charge smb with smt
charge smb for smt
convict smb of smt
convince smb of smt
cure smb of smt

decide on / against
dedicate to
depend on
despair of
deter from
differ from
disagree with
disapprove of
discuss with
devote to
dream of / about
dress in
drink to
demand smt from smb
derive smt from smt
discourage smb from smt
distinguish smb/smt from/between smb/smt
distract smb from smt

elaborate on
emerge from
escape from
experiment on
excuse smb for smt
exchange smt for smt
exclude smt from smt
expel smb from smt
explain smt to smb

face with
feel like
feel about
fight against/with/for
forget about
forgive someone for something

guess at
get married to
get rid of
get tired of
grumble about

hear of / about
hide from
hope of / for
help smb with smt
hinder smb/smt from smt

impress on
insist on
insure against
interfere with / in
invest in
involve smb/smt in smb/smt
joke about

know about

laugh at/about
listen to
long for
lend smt to smb

meet with
mistake for
get married to

object to
operate on

participate in
pay for
persist in
pray for
prepare for
prohibit from
praise smb for smt
present smb with smt
prevent smb from smt
provide smb with smt
provide smt for smb
punish smb for smb

quarrel about smt
quarrel with smb

react against / to
recon on
recover from
refer to
rely on
reply to
resign from
respond to
result in
retire from
room for
remind smb of smt
rob smb of smt

search for
see to
shout at
smile at
specialise in
speak to
stand for
stare at
stem from
subscribe to
substitute for
succeed in
suffer from
save smb from smt
sentence smb to smt
share smt with smb
subject smb to smt
suspect smb of smt

talk to
talk about
think of/about
turn to
tell smb about smt
thank smb for smt
translate smt into smt
trust smb with smt

use for

vote for

wait for
wonder at
work on
worry about
write to / about
warn smb about/against

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Apr 27, 2010  ( 1 comment )  
12:27 pm
Monica Lopez (moala)
Thank you for this document!!!! I´ll learn all of them.
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