List 11 - Prepositions



accused of (accused of a crime)

accustomed to (accustomed to a life of luxury)

acquainted with (acquainted with him)

addicted to (addicted to gambling)

afraid of (afraid of dogs)

agreeable to (agreeable to the idea)

aggrieved at (aggrieved at not being selected) 

alarmed at/by (alarmed at/by his worsening condition)

amazed at (amazed at his rapid recovery)

amazed by (amazed by the performance)

angry with (angry with a person)

angry at (angry at something)

annoyed about/by (annoyed by his carelessness)

annoyed with (annoyed with him for not calling)

appreciative of (appreciative of their support)

anxious about (anxious about flying)

ashamed of (ashamed of yourself)

astonished by (astonished by his successive wins)

aware of (aware of the dangers)

bad at (bad at chess)

bad for (bad for health)

bored with (bored with her job)

busy with (busy with his work)

capable of (capable of murder)

certain about (certain about what he said)

certain of (certain of how much he put in)

clever at (clever at knitting)

clever with (clever with his hand)

clever of (clever of him)

conscious of (conscious of the need to …)

critical of (critical of others)

crowded with (crowded with tourists)

delighted with (delighted with the present)

dependent on (dependent on their parents for food)

different from (different from each other)

different to (different to mine)

different in (different in their sizes)

disappointed with/in (with your work/in you)

disappointed about (disappointed about not being told)

disappointed at (disappointed at not being invited)

disappointed to (disappointed to see him there)

engaged to (engaged to a tall man)

envious of (envious of her success)

excellent at (excellent at speaking)

excited about (excited about going on a boat trip)

excited at (excited at the new discoveries)

excited by (excited by the possibility of promotion)

famous for (famous for its cheese)

famous as (famous as a singer)

fed up with (fed up with waiting)

fit for (fit for the job)

fit to (fit to look after old people)

fond of  (fond of her, fond of swimming)

friendly to/towards (friendly to visitors)

frightened of (frightened of spider)

full of (full of mistakes)

furious about/at/with (furious with him for not ….)

generous to (generous to the kids)

generous of (generous of you contribute so much)

good at (good at reading maps)

good for (good for your health)

good of (good of you to come)

happy about (happy about riding a horse)

happy with (happy with my new car)

hopeless at (hopeless at mathematics)

ill with (ill with an infectious disease)

impressed with/by (impressed with the quality)

incapable of (incapable of passing the examination)

interested in (interested in politics)

interested to (interested to know your idea)

jealous of (jealous of his success)

keen on (keen on photography)

kind of (kind of you to …)

kind to (been kind to me)

married to (married to a wealthy man)

nervous about (nervous about my exams)

nervous of (always nervous of rats)

nice of  (nice of you to help)

pleased about (pleased about the results)

pleased with (pleased with his new house)

pleased to (pleased to see you here)

proud of (proud of his new house/proud of winning)

quick at (quick at writing/quick at losing her temper)

ready for (ready for it)

responsible for (responsible for the murder)

scared of (scared of dogs)

shocked at (shocked at their loss)

short of (short of money)

similar to (His opinions are similar to mine.)

sorry for (feel sorry for him)

stupid of (stupid of him to say that)

sure of (sure of attending)

surprised at (surprised at her behaviour)

suspicious of/about (suspicious of his intentions)

terrified at (terrified at the possibility of meeting him)

terrified of (terrified of heights)

tired of (tired of hearing the same remark)

tolerant of (tolerant of their son’s beliefs)

typical of (typical of him to behave like that)

upset about/by/over (upset about the disagreement)

used to (used to traveling by night)

worried about (worried about her exams)



Prepositions after adjectives - additional. 

absorbed in

easy of 

loyal to

accessible to

eligible for

mad with

accomplished in

envious of

mindful of

accountable for/to 

equal to

moved by/to

affectionate to

exposed to

obedient to

akin to

fair at/on/to/with

obliged to

alien to

faithful to

overcrowded with

anxious for

false of/to

overwhelmed with/by

applicable to

familiar with

partial to

associated with

fatigued with

particular to

bent on

free from

previous to

blind in/to

gifted at/in/with

productive of

born to

glad about/of

proficient in

bound to/for

greedy for

radiant with

careful about/of

guilty of

ready for

careless about/of/with 

hopeful of

reduced to

common to

ignorant of

relative to

compatible with

immaterial to

relevant to

competent for/in

immersed in

requisite for/to

concentrated in/within

impatient of

resistant to

concerned about/in

indifferent to

responsible to/for

condemned to

indispensable to

satisfied with

confident of

indulgent to

sensible of

contrary to

infected with/by

sensitive to

cured of

inferior to

shocked at

deprived of

innocent of 

slow of

desirous of

intent on

steeped in

despairing of

intimate with

subordinate to

destitute of

involved in

true to

detrimental to

lame in

veiled in

diffident of

lax in

versed in

disgusted in/with

level with

weak in

dismissive of

liable for/to

worthy of

earnest in

lost to

zealous in








care about

assist in/with

walk past

complain about/of/to

believe in


do something about

deal in/with


dream about/of

excel in

see through

speak about/against

live in


hear about/from/of

fill in


read about

glory in

accede to

remind (somebody) about/of

retire in

agree to/with

talk about/to

involve (oneself) in

answer to/for

tell (somebody) about

look in/after/at/for

apologize to/for

think about/of

send in

apply to/for

walk about

specialize in

attend to

warn about/of

spend time in

belong to

write about

succeed in

break (bad news) to


swim in

bring to


work in

complain to/about/of

swim across


correspond to/with

walk across


describe to


break into/off/with

explain to


bump into

force to

crave after/for

burst into

forget to

hanker after

come into

go to

look after/at/for/in

crash into

happen to

run after

cut into

hope to


dive into

invite (somebody) to


divide into

jump to

fight against

drive into

keep to

hit against

fall into

like to

lean against

fly into

listen to

offend against

jump into

need to

speak against/about

pour it into

occur to

struggle against

put it into

prefer to

vote against

run into

promise to


split into

reconcile to


turn into

reply to

divide among


send it to

quarrel among


shout to/at/out

share among

accuse of

speak to


approve of

submit to


ask of/for

talk to/about

aim at

beware of

try to

arrive at

break (oneself) of

throw to/at

fire (a gun) at

complain of/about/to

wish to

glance at

consist of

write to

have a look at

despair of

yield to

hint at

die of


jeer at

divest (one’s mind) of


laugh at

dream of/about

crawl under

look at/for/after/in

hear of/about/from

go under

point at

made of

labour under

shoot at

remind (somone) of

stand under

shout at/to/out

repent of


smile at/on

suspect of


stare at

take care of

add up

throw at/to

think of/about

catch up

wait at

warn of/about

clean up

wink at


climb up



cover up


break off/into/with

dig up

sit beside

fall off

drive up


finish off

get up


get off/on

give up

abide by

leave off

go up

live by

set off

grow up


switch off/on

hurry up


turn off/on

keep up

burn down


lock up

cut down


look up

fall down

blame on/for

mix up

lie down

call on

pick up

put down

carry on

put up

sit down

comment on

ring up


compliment (somebody) on

run up


concentrate on

save up

aim for

congratulate (somebody) on

shut up

answer for/to

decide on

stay up

apologize for/to

get on/off

tie up

apply for/to

insist on

turn up

ask for/of

live on

wake up

blame for/on

put it on

walk up

call for

rely on

wash up

care for

smile on/at


crave for/after

spend (money) on


forgive (somebody) for

stand on

assist with/in

leave for

switch on/off

agree with/to

look for/at/after/in

turn on/off

break with/into/off

pay for

urge (a fact) on

collide with

punish for


comply with

search for


condole with

thank (somebody) for

enter upon

correspond with/to

wait for


deal with/in

yearn for


differ with/from


fall over

fill (something) with


jump over

overwhelm with

absolve from

knock over

play with

abstain from


provide (somebody) with

come from


quarrel with

differ from/with

blow out

sleep with

escape from

come out

stay with

hear from/about/of

find out

supply (somebody) with

hide from

go out to


prevent from

leave out


prohibit from

look out


protect (somebody/thing) from

pick out

went without his ticket

recover from

run out of

went without saying goodbye

run away from

shout out/at/to


suffer from

throw it out