Fixed Prepositions

1

There are certain verbs, nouns, adjectives and participles that take the particular prepositions after them. It displays fitness in language. Your grammatical accuracy and range is often tested in International English Exams. Practise using these phrases in sentences, especially while writing and speaking, with suitable examples.

  • Abhorrence of:
  • Abhorrent to:
  • Absorbed in:
  • Abstain from:
  • Abstemious in:
  • Abstinence from:
  • Acquainted with:
  • Acquiesce in:
  • acquitted of:
  • Adapt to:
  • Addicted to:
  • Adequate to:
  • Adhere to:
  • Adjacent to:
  • Affection for:
  • Affectionate to:
  • Afflicted with:
  • Afraid of:
  • Agreeable to:
  • Akin to:
  • Alien to:
  • Alight from:
  • Alive to:
  • Allegiance to:
  • Alliance with:
  • Allot to:
  • Allude to:
  • Alternative to:
  • Ambition for:
  • Amenable to:
  • Analogous to:
  • Antidote to:
  • Antipathy to:
  • Anxiety for:
  • Anxious for:
  • Apologise to:
  • Appetite for:
  • Applicable to:
  • Appoint to:
  • Apprehensive of:
  • Apprised of:
  • Approach to:
  • Appropriate to:
  • Aptitude for:
  • Ascribe to:
  • Aspire to:
  • Assent to:
  • Assiduous in:
  • Associate with:
  • Assurance of:
  • Assured of:
  • Atone for:
  • Attachment for:
  • Attend to:
  • Attention to:
  • Attribute to:
  • Aware of:
  • Backward in:
  • Bargain with:
  • Bear with:
  • Belong to:
  • Beneficial to:
  • Bereft of:
  • Beset with:
  • Beware of:
  • Blame for:
  • Boast of:
  • Busy with:
  • Candidate for:
  • Canvass for:
  • Capacity for:
  • Care for:
  • Cautious of:
  • Certain of
  • Characteristic of:
  • Charge of:
  • Clamour for:
  • Clash with:
  • Coincide with:
  • Comment on:
  • Common to:
  • Comparable to:
  • Comparison with:
  • Compassion for:
  • Compatible with:
  • Compensation for:
  • Complain of :
  • Complaint with:
  • Comply with:
  • Composed of:
  • Concession to:
  • Condemned to:
  • Condole with:
  • Conduce to:
  • Conductive to:
  • Confident of:
  • Conform to:
  • Conformable to:
  • Conformity with:
  • Congenial to:
  • Conscious of:
  • Consecrated to:
  • Consent to:
  • Consistent with:
  • Conspicuous with:
  • Contemporary with:
  • Contempt for:
  • Content with:
  • Contrary to:
  • Contrasted with:
  • Contribute to:
  • Conversant with:
  • Convicted of:
  • Convinced of:
  • Convulsed with:
  • Cope up with:
  • Correct in:
  • Correspond with:
  • Covetous of:
  • Craving for:
  • Credit with:
  • Customary for:
  • Dabble in:
  • Deaf to:
  • Debar from:
  • Decide on:
  • Deficient in:
  • Defrauded of:
  • Deliberate on:
  • Delight in:
  • Delighted with:
  • Deliverance from:
  • Deluge with:
  • Depend on:
  • Deprived of:
  • Derive from:
  • Derogate from:
  • Descent from:
  • Design for:
  • Desire for:
  • Desirous of :
  • Desist from:
  • Despair of:
  • Destined for:
  • Destitute of:
  • Detract from:
  • Detrimental to:
  • Deviate form:
  • Devoid of:
  • Devoted to:
  • Die of:
  • Differ from:
  • Digress from:
  • Diligent in:
  • Disagree with:
  • Disapprove of:
  • Disastrous to:
  • Disgrace to:
  • Disgusted with:
  • Dispense with:
  • Dispose of:
  • Dissent from:
  • Distrust of:
  • Divest of:
  • Dream of:
  • Drenched with:
  • Due to:
  • Dwell on:
  • Eager for:
  • Elicit from:
  • Eligible for:
  • Embark on:
  • Emerge from:
  • Eminent for:
  • Encouragement to:
  • Encroach on:
  • Endowed with:
  • Enlarge on:
  • Enlist in:
  • Entitled to:
  • Enveloped in:
  • Envious of:
  • Equal to:
  • Escape from:
  • Esteem for:
  • Excel in:
  • Exclude from:
  • Exemption from:
  • Experience of:
  • Experienced in:
  • Exposed to:
  • Expostulate with:
  • Failure of:
  • Faithful to:
  • Fall in:
  • Fatal to:
  • Favourable to:
  • Fearful of:
  • Feel for:
  • Fill with:
  • Fit for:
  • Foiled in:
  • Found of:
  • Fondness for:
  • Foreign to:
  • Gifted with:
  • Glory in:
  • Good for:
  • Grabble with:
  • Grateful for:
  • Greedy of:
  • Guilty of:
  • Heedless of:
  • Hope for:
  • Hostile to:
  • Hurtful to:
  • Ignorant of:
  • Immaterial to:
  • Impertinent to:
  • Impervious to:
  • Implicated in:
  • Impose on:
  • Incentive to:
  • Incidental to:
  • Increase in:
  • Indebted to:
  • Indifference to:
  • Indigenous to:
  • indispensable to:
  • Indulge in:
  • Infatuated with:
  • Infected with:
  • Inference from:
  • Infested with:
  • Inimical to:
  • Innocent of:
  • Insensible to:
  • Insist on:
  • Intercourse with:
  • Interested in:
  • Intimacy with:
  • Intimate with:
  • Intrigue with:
  • Intrude on:
  • Invested with:
  • Invitation to:
  • Involve in:
  • Irrelevant to:
  • Irrespective of:
  • Judge of:
  • Key to:
  • Lead to:
  • Learn to:
  • Leniency to:
  • Liable to:
  • Likeness to:
  • Liking for:
  • Limited to:
  • Listen to:
  • Listen for:
  • Lost to:
  • Loyal to:
  • Match for:
  • Material to:
  • Meddle with:
  • Menace to:
  • Motive for:
  • Mourn for:
  • Natural to:
  • Necessary to:
  • Obedient to:
  • Object to:
  • Objection to:
  • Obliged to:
  • Observance of:
  • Obstruction to:
  • Occur to:
  • Offensive to:
  • Opportunity for:
  • Overcome with:
  • Painful to:
  • Part with:
  • Partial to:
  • Partiality for:
  • Passion for:
  • Peculiar to:
  • Penitent for:
  • Persevere in:
  • Persist in:
  • Pertinent to:
  • Pine for:
  • Pity for:
  • Pledged to:
  • Popular with:
  • Popular for:
  • Postscript to:
  • Predilection for:
  • Preface to:
  • Prefer to:
  • Prejudicial to:
  • Prepare for:
  • Preserve from:
  • Pretend to:
  • Pretext for:
  • Prevent from:
  • Prior to:
  • Productive of:
  • Proficient in:
  • Profitable to:
  • Prohibit from:
  • Prone to:
  • Proof of:
  • Proper for:
  • Protect from:
  • Proud of:
  • Qualified for:
  • Quarrel with:
  • Ready for:
  • Recoil from:
  • Recover from:
  • Reduced to:
  • Refer to:
  • Reference to:
  • Refrain from:
  • Regardless of:
  • Related to:
  • Relations with:
  • Remiss in:
  • Remonstrate with:
  • Remorse for:
  • Repent of:
  • Replete with:
  • Reputation for:
  • Resemblance to:
  • Respite from:
  • Result of:
  • Resulted in:
  • Revert to:
  • Satisfied with:
  • Sensible of:
  • Sequel to:
  • Sick of:
  • Side with:
  • Sorry for:
  • Start for:
  • Stoop to:
  • Subject to:
  • Submission to:
  • Subsist on:
  • Succession to:
  • Succumb to:
  • Sue for:
  • Sufficient for:
  • Suitable to:
  • Suite to:
  • Supplement to:
  • Sure of:
  • Surety for:
  • Suspicious of:
  • Sympathise with:
  • Tantamount to:
  • Taste of:
  • Temptation to:
  • Testify to:
  • Tolerant of:
  • Touched with:
  • Traitor to:
  • Tailored for:
  • Trample on:
  • Trifle with:
  • True to:
  • Useful for:
  • Vie with:
  • Weary of:
  • Wish for:
  • Worthy of:
  • Yearn for:
  • Zealous for:

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