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Verb and Preposition Collocations

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The following is a list of verbs and prepositions which commonly appear together.

accuse (someone) of ([doing] something)

add (something) to (something else)

admire (someone) for ([doing] something)

agree on (topic)

agree with (someone)

apologize to (someone) for ([doing] something)

apply to (a place) for (something)

approve of (something)

argue with (someone) about (topic)

arrive at (a building, room, site, event)

arrive in (a city, country)

ask (someone) about (someone/topic)

ask (someone) for (something)

believe in (something)

belong to (someone)

blame (someone) for ([doing] something)

borrow (something) from (someone)

care about (someone/something/topic)

comment on (topic)

compare (something) to/with (something else)

complain to (someone) about (something)

concentrate on ([doing] something)

congratulate (someone) for/on ([doing] something)

consist of (some things)

consent to ([doing] something)

contribute to (something)

count on (someone) to (do something)

cover (something) with (something else)

decide on (topic)

depend on (someone) for (something)

discuss (something) with (someone)

distinguish (something) from (something else)

dream about/of (someone/something)

escape from (somewhere)

explain (topic) to (someone)

excuse (someone) for ([doing] something)

forgive (someone for ([doing] something)

get rid of (something)

graduate from (a place)

happen to (someone)

help (someone) with (something)

hide (something) from (someone)

insist (up)on (something)

introduce (someone) to (someone else)

invite (someone) to (an event)

keep (something) for (someone)

matter to (someone)

object to (something)

participate in (something)

pay (price) for (something)

plan on ([doing] something)

pray for (someone/something)

prefer (something) to (something else)

prevent (someone) from ([doing] something)

prohibit (someone) from ([doing] something)

protect (someone) from (something)

provide (someone) with (something)

recover from (something)

rely (up)on (someone/something)

remind (someone) of (something)

rescue (someone) from (something)

respond to (someone/something)

save (someone) from (something)

search for (something)

separate (something) from (something else)

scold (someone) for ([doing] something)

smile at (someone) for ([doing] something)

speak to/with (someone) about (topic)

stare at (something/someone)

stop (someone) from ([doing] something)

subscribe to (something)

substitute (something) for (something else/someone)

subtract (something) from (something else)

succeed in ([doing] something)

suffer from (something)

take advantage of (someone/something/ situation)

take care of (something/someone)

talk to/with (someone) about (topic)

thank (someone) for ([doing] something)

travel to (somewhere)

vote for (someone)

vouch for (someone)

wait for (someone/something)

wish for (something)

work for (company/something/someone)

See also :

Grammar : Preposition Collocations with "Be"

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Last updated: 15 February, 2010 02:43:16