VERBS + prepositions

ADJECTIVE + prepositions

Many verbs and adjectives collocate (go normally with) certain prepositions. It is important to be familiar with which prepositions you can and can’t use. Different prepositions can also give different meanings to the verb or adjective it follows.

The following videos, Slideshare slides and weblinks can help you become familiar with these combinations and practice what you’ve learned!

VERBS

This YouTube video from Dave Nichols of MrSkypelessons will introduce you to verb+preposition collocations:

A slideshow from the lecturette.com (click for the website) about verbs and prepositions

ADJECTIVES

You can learn more about adjective + preposition collocations with this video from EngVid.com:

Here is a summary of some possible combinaations from Cork English Teacher:

PREP verb combos

PRACTICE 

The following Quizlet card sets with help you practice choosing the correct preposition to use:

QUIZLET CARD SET 1

QUIZLET CARD SET 2

 

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