“ADJECTIVES WITH PREPOSITIONS”
ENGLISH: “ADJECTIVES WITH PREPOSITIONS”
NR. ADJECTIVES PREPOSITIONS EXAMPLES TRANSLATION
1. abhorrent to Slavery is abhorrent to a human man.
2. abounding in / with English is a language abounding with idiomatic expressions.
3. abreast of It is important to keep abreast of the progress of technology.
4. absorbed in She was absorbed in an exciting novel.
5. acceptable to Is this arrangement acceptable to you?
6. accessory to (legal) This man was accessory to the crime.
7. accompanied by Lady Armstrong was accompanied by her son.
8. according to The house was built according to the owner’s plan.
9. accountable to someone for something It is not pleasant to be accountable to one’s boss for everything one says or does.
10. accruing to (formal) The pprofits accruing to him from the business will be greatly reduced this year.
11. accurate in John is never accurate in his calculations!
12. accused of something by someone He was accused of theft by his own brother!
13. accustomed to Mary is accustomed to making long journeys abroad alone.
14. acquainted with We are not well acquainted with our neighbours yet. Are you acquainted with the works of Thornton Wilder?
15. acquitted of He was acquitted of murder after a trial lasting four months.
16. adapted for / to The book has been adapted to the needs of foreign students. The book has bbeen well adapted for its present purpose.
17. addicted to Never become addicted to alcohol!
18. adequate to The supply of material is not adequate to the needs of industry.
19. adjacent to The two houses stand adjacent to each other.
20. adorned with The drawing-room was adorned with old masterpieces.
21. affixed to The syllable “-en” affixed to an aadjective often forms a verb: broad, to broaden.
22. afflicted by / with He was greatly afflicted by the sad news. George has been afflicted with rheumatism for as long as I can remember.
23. afraid of Peter is not afraid of ghosts.
24. aghast at We were aghast at the terrible sight.
25. agreeable to Bill is always agreeable to our plans.
26. akin to His uncle treats him in a manner akin to hostility.
27. alarmed at / by We were alarmed at the sight of the accident. The country was alarmed by rumours of war.
28. alive to He is not yet alive to the danger he is in.
29. allotted to He enjoys the task allotted to him.
30. ambitious for Jack is very ambitious for his children.
31. amenable to Joan won’t mind – she is always amenable to our suggestions.
32. angry at something The teacher was angry at the pupil’s conduct.
33. angry with someone The teacher was angry with the ppupils for talking in class.
34. animated by He was animated by the beauty of the countryside.
35. annoyed at something I was annoyed at my mistake.
36. annoyed with someone He was annoyed with you for being impertinent.
37. anxious about John is anxious about his exam results.
38. anxious for Most fathers are anxious for their children’s advancement.
39. apart from He sat apart from the other man.
40. applicable to Your criticisms are not applicable to the subject.
41. apprehensive of He is very apprehensive of the future.
42. appropriate to He gave a speech appropriate to the occasion.
43. ashamed of He looked quite ashamed of his shabby appearance.
44. associated with I do not wish to have my name aassociated with his!
45. astonished at I was quite astonished at his quick reaction.
46. attentive to Now please be attentive to what I have to say.
47. averse from / to He’s averse to all manner of work.
48. awake to Bill is not awake to his opportunities.
49. awake of I was not awake of your intention.
50. away from Don’t stay away from home too long.
51. bare of Some parts of country are almost bare of vegetation.
52. based (up)on The play is based upon a novel by Graham Greene.
53. belonging to He stole a horse belonging to the farmer.
54. beloved of / by He was greatly beloved of his fellow countrymen.
55. bent on The two boys were bent on mischief.
56. beneficial to (formal) Regular exercise is beneficial to health.
57. bereaved of (formal) During the war she was bereaved of her husband and all her children.
58. bereft of (formal) He ...