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Grammar Lessons: Dependent Prepositions

Dependent Prepositions

Some verbs are usually followed by prepositions before the object of the verb. Those prepositions are called Dependent Prepositions

Verbs + Preposition Examples

These are examples of different verbs followed by preposition such for, about, at, in, on, etc

Dependent Prepositions: Verbs with For

These are some verbs that are followed by the preposition for

  1. I apologize for being rude in front of the customers.
  2. I applied for a position in  Google but they haven’t called me yet.
  3. I am going to ask for a Coffee next we go to the cafeteria.
  4. I have to prepare for the game that we have tomorrow night
  5. Homeless people beg for money in the streets
  6. I don’t care for my enemies
  7. I am fighting for freedom
  8. I am gonna pay for your meals
  9. She is going to search for that information in Google
  10. We have to wait for the bus 
  11. I work for the Government

Dependent Prepositions: Verbs with To

These are some verbs that are followed by the preposition to

  1. He admitted to the murders
  2. The purse belongs to the woman 
  3. Please, go to page 25
  4. I am going to talk to the manager
  5. She is about to listen to another podcast.
  6. I am traveling to Belgium, I love Tomorrowland
  7. I am going to introduce you to my friends from school
  8. Nobody responded to my complaint.

Dependent Prepositions: Verbs with About

These are some verbs that are followed by the preposition about

  • She doesn’t care about her mom
  • You are gonna ask about it as soon as I get home
  • I forgot about the project
  • What Do you know about Mathematics?
  • They don’t know what you are talking about
  • I have to write about romanticism in my next report
  • Don’t worry about her

Dependent Prepositions: Verbs + With

These are some verbs that are followed by the preposition with

  • I totally agree with you
  • Don’t argue with customers
  • Don’t interfere with the investigation 
  • I am gonna meet with you later
  • Let’s begin with your points of  view

Dependent Prepositions: Verbs + Of

These are some verbs that are followed by the preposition of

  • The dish consist of apples and red wine
  • I am going to take care of you
  • This shampoo smells of bananas
  • Our dog died of old age.

Dependent Prepositions: Verb + In

These are some verbs that are followed by the preposition in

  • She lives in Norway
  • I don’t believe in ghosts
  • He loves to engage in political debates
  • Steven succeeded in earning a scholarship.

Dependent Prepositions: Verbs + At

These are some verbs that are followed by the preposition at

  • We arrived at the hotel in the morning
  • She is laughing at me 
  • Look at the whiteboard, please
  • My daughters always smile at me
  • That woman is staring at you

Dependent Prepositions: Verbs + On

These are some verbs that are followed by the preposition on

  • The film is based on a novel.
  • If you make so much noise I can’t concentrate on my work.
  • Come on! We’re relying on you!
  • We don’t agree on anything but we’re good friends.
  • Do you plan on attending the concert tomorrow?
  • You can’t depend on him forever
  • I am focused on a new assignment
  • She is concentrated on her work

Dependent Prepositions: Verbs + From

These are some verbs that are followed by the preposition from

  • Linda comes from Japan
  • The guards are going to protect you from criminals
  • She saved me from drowning
  • I suffer from anxiety
  • They have to escape from the Police

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