Important Rules of Prepositions

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As you all  know that prepositions is an important part of English Grammar.  So, here we are providing you a list of some prepositions widely used in English Language for the upcoming exams like SBI PO 2015, NICL Assistant and IBPS 2015.

The usage of some preposition with some words is fixed. Some of them are given below.  Have a look. Hope you all like the post.

Accustomed of
  • He was accustomed of working
    hard in his youth. (used to)



Accused of
  • The man accused of stealing was sent to jail. (blamed of)

Acquainted with

  • Please introduce him to me if you are acquainted with him.
    (know)

Afraid of
  •  Don’t get afraid of that
    dog. It won’t bite. (fear from)

Agree to (idea)
  • The president agreed to the resolution and passed it. (accept)

Agree with (person)
  • If you agree with me please support me. (have same opinion)

According to
  • He was acquitted as he was innocent according to the jury. (in
    the opinion of)



Adapted to
  • Man easily gets adapted to new environments. (change)



Along with
  • The Prime Minister along with his retinue entered the hall.
    (together with)

Associated with
  • He had long been associated with the organization before he
    retired. (worked with)

Averse to
  •  Initially people are averse
    to
    accepting their weakness, but with the passage of time they start realizing
    and correcting themselves. (unwilling to)

Believe in (faith)
  • I believe in God. (have faith in)

Belong to
  • As this country belongs to us, we belong to this country.
    (have a right over)

Clever at
  • She is clever at painting and playing mu sic, but I am at mu
    sic. (skilled at)

Congratulate on
  • I congratulated her on her great success. (greeted)

Cure for
  •  As man conquers a disease and
    find a cure for it, another pops up. (remedy for)

 Depend on
  • High rate of employment depends
    on growth of economy. (is related with)

Derived from
  • Many English words are derived
    from
    Greek and Latin. (came/originate from)

Details of
  • This new book contains de tails of her extensive journey. (description of)

Different from
  • Village life is quite different from city life. (not same)

Divide into
  • The property was divided into
    two parts and given to the two sons. (break into)

Dream of
  • The henpeck husband could never dream of op pos ing his wife.
    (think of) Frightened of Those frightened of obstacles never proceed ahead for success.
    (having fear of)

Famous for
  •  The city of Benaras is famous
    for
    its teeming ghats. (known for)

Good at
  • He is quite good at convincing people in his favour. (skilled
    at)

Ignorant of
  • Being ignorant of the consequences, thenaives easily fall into
    bad habits. (not knowing)



Increase in
  • There has been a tremendous increase in the multi-nationals in
    our country. (rise in)

Insist on
  • The shopkeeper could not deny when she insisted on paying later.
    (said forcefully)



Interested in
  • Work hard if you are interested in your progress. (want to)

Lack of
  • Lack of money brings poverty and lack of knowledge
    ignorance. (devoid of, not having)

Fond of
  •  The mother was very fond of her
    youngest child. (loved/liked very much)



Aim at
  • The shooter aimed at the tar get and shot accurately. (fix at
    the tar get)

Laugh at
  •  Don’t laugh at those who
    are deprived of God’s blessings. (ridicule, make fun of)

Listen to
  • Hello! Please listen to me. (lend your ear, heed, pay attention to)

Look at
  •  What are you looking at?
    (see)

Look after
  • The nurse looked after the child better than the mother. (to
    take care of, to rear)

Look for
  • Have you lost anything? What are you looking for under the table.
    (to search for)

Look into
  • I have requested the police commissioner to look into the matter of increasing crime in our locality. (investigate, to probe, examine)



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