Prepositions
He reacted angrily to the accusations.

Prepositions

A preposition is a word that is usually used before a noun or pronoun to show the noun's/pronoun's relationship with some other part of the sentence, e.g. 'He fell into the hole'. Here, 'into' is a preposition. Here are some more common prepositions: 'in', 'on', 'behind', 'inside', 'at', 'over', and 'above'.

You probably know a lot more prepositions, but do you know which prepositions specific verbs take? For example, does the verb 'agree' take the preposition 'to', 'on' or 'with'? Well, it takes all three, but which one you use will depend on what you want to say. By the way, the answers represent the most commonly used prepositions.

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  1. Which preposition(s) can the given verb take? You need only consider the given prepositions.
    Approve
    For example: 'I approve OF his methods'
  2. Which preposition(s) can the given verb take? You need only consider the given prepositions.
    Arrive
    For example: 'He arrived IN France last night'; 'The parcel arrived ON Tuesday night'; 'She arrived AT the cinema'
  3. Which preposition(s) can the given verb take? You need only consider the given prepositions.
    Insist
    For example: 'They insist ON doing it now'
  4. Which preposition(s) can the given verb take? You need only consider the given prepositions.
    Participate
    For example: She participated IN the quiz'
  5. Which preposition(s) can the given verb take? You need only consider the given prepositions.
    Succeed
    For example: 'The rowing team succeeded IN winning the race'
  6. Which preposition(s) can the given verb take? You need only consider the given prepositions.
    Congratulate
    For example: 'I congratulated him ON his promotion'
  7. Which preposition(s) can the given verb take? You need only consider the given prepositions.
    Involve
    For example: 'They were involved IN the scandal'
  8. Which preposition(s) can the given verb take? You need only consider the given prepositions.
    React
    For example: 'He reacted angrily TO the accusations'; 'The acid reacted WITH the lead'; She reacted AGAINST the decision'
  9. Which preposition(s) can the given verb take? You need only consider the given prepositions.
    Acquaint
    For example: 'Are you acquainted WITH the director?'
  10. Which preposition(s) can the given verb take? You need only consider the given prepositions.
    Laugh
    For example: They laughed AT his pathetic efforts'; 'They laughed ABOUT what had happened'; 'She laughed WITH joy'

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