Prepositions

 

 

abundance of distrust of look at
access to duty to lust for
admission to eagerness for need for
affection for economy of obedience to
allegiance to enmity for/with/against objection to
anxiety for envy of obstruction to
appetite for equality with offence against
aptitude for escape from passion for
arrival at/in esteem for pity for
assent to excuse for power over
assurance of experience in/of prejudice against
attack on exposure of preparation for
attention on failure of pride in
authority for/on/over faith in proficiency in
bargain for/with freedom from/of quarrel with
battle with glance at question on
benevolence towards gratitude for/to regard for
blindness to greed for regret for
cause for/of grief at/for reply to
caution against guess at request for
comparison with hatred of resemblance to
compassion for hope of respect for
compensation for identity to revolt against
complaint against indifference to search for
concession to indulgence of sin against
confidence in inquiry into stain on
conformity to/with insight into submission to
contempt for interview with sympathy with
control over intimacy with testimony to
conviction of intrusion into traitor to
correspondence with invitation to trust in
craving for judge of want of
dependence on lecture on witness of
desire for likeness to wonder at
disgust at liking for yearning for
dislike of limit to zeal for
distaste for longing for zest for
 

 

 

accused of (accused of a crime) fit to (fit to look after old people)
accustomed to (accustomed to a life of luxury) fond of  (fond of her, fond of swimming)
acquainted with (acquainted with him) friendly to/towards (friendly to visitors)
addicted to (addicted to gambling) frightened of (frightened of spider)
afraid of (afraid of dogs) full of (full of mistakes)
agreeable to (agreeable to the idea) furious about/at/with (furious with him for not ….)
akin to (akin to a guitar) generous to (generous to the kids)
alarmed at/by (alarmed at the prospect of) generous of (generous of you contribute so much)
amazed at (amazed at his rapid recovery) good at (good at reading maps)
amazed by (amazed by the performance) good for (good for your health)
angry with (angry with a person) good of (good of you to come)
angry at (angry at something) happy about (happy about riding a horse)
annoyed about/by (annoyed by his carelessness) happy with (happy with my new car)
annoyed with (annoyed with him for not calling) hopeless at (hopeless at mathematics)
anxious about (anxious about flying) impressed with/by (impressed with the quality)
ashamed of (ashamed of yourself) incapable of (incapable of passing the examination)
astonished by (astonished by his successive wins) interested in (interested in politics)
aware of (aware of the dangers) interested to (interested to know your idea)
bad at (bad at chess) jealous of (jealous of his success)
bad for (bad for health) keen on (keen on photography)
bored with (bored with her job) kind of (kind of you to …)
busy with (busy with his work) kind to (been kind to me)
capable of (capable of murder) married to (married to a wealthy man)
certain about (certain about what he said) nervous about (nervous about my exams)
certain of (certain of how much he put in) nervous of (always nervous of rats)
clever at (clever at knitting) nice of  (nice of you to help)
clever with (clever with his hand) pleased about (pleased about the results)
clever of (clever of him) pleased with (pleased with his new house)
conscious of (conscious of the need to …) pleased to (pleased to see you here)
critical of (critical of others) proud of (proud of his new house/proud of winning)
crowded with (crowded with tourists) quick at (quick at writing/quick at losing her temper)
delighted with (delighted with the present) ready for (ready for it)
dependent on (dependent on their parents for food) responsible for (responsible for the murder)
different from (different from each other) scared of (scared of dogs)
different to (different to mine) shocked at (shocked at their loss)
different in (different in their sizes) short of (short of money)
disappointed with/in (with your work/in our plans) similar to (His opinions are similar to mine.)
disappointed about (disappointed about not being told) sorry for (feel sorry for him)
disappointed at (disappointed at not being invited) stupid of (stupid of him to say that)
disappointed to (disappointed to see him there) sure of (sure of attending)
engaged to (engaged to a tall man) surprised at (surprised at her behaviour)
envious of (envious of her success) suspicious of/about (suspicious of his intentions)
excellent at (excellent at speaking) terrified at (terrified at the possibility of meeting him)
excited about (excited about going on a boat trip) terrified of (terrified of heights)
excited at (excited at the new discoveries) tired of (tired of hearing the same remark)
excited by (excited by the possibility of promotion) tolerant of (tolerant of their son’s beliefs)
famous for (famous for its cheese) typical of (typical of him to behave like that)
famous as (famous as a singer) upset about/by/over (upset about the disagreement)
fed up with (fed up with waiting) used to (used to traveling by night)
fit for (fit for the job) worried about (worried about her exams)

 

 

Prepositions after Adjectives - additional

absorbed in

easy of

loyal to

accomplished in

eligible for

mad with

accountable for (thing)

envious of

mindful of

accountable to (person)

equal to

moved by/to

affectionate to

exposed to

obedient to

alarmed at

faithful to

obliged to

alien to

false of

overcome with/by

anxious for

false 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

glad about

productive of

born in

glad of

proficient in

born of

greedy for

radiant with

careful about

guilty of

ready for

careful of

hopeful of

reduced to

common to

ignorant of

relative to

competent for

immaterial to

relevant to

competent in

immersed in

requisite for/to

concerned about

impatient of

respect to/towards

concerned in

indifferent to

responsible to

condemned to

indispensable to

satisfied with

confident of

indulgent to

sensible of

contrary to

infected with/by

sensitive to

cured of

infested with

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 (person)

level with

weak in

disgusted with (thing)

liable for/to

worthy of

earnest in

lost to

zealous in