Dependent prepositions

Certain adjectives, nouns and verbs take a preposition after the word in the sentence. Some, in fact take more than one and the meaning can be similar or very different. Unfortunately, there are no rules for these prepositions and the best way to learn them is by noticing them and trying to use them as frequently as possible. But not everything is bad news and a dictionary can help you with this tedious part of the English language.

Here’s an activity for some practice but there are as hundreds of other formations so, remember to look for these samples when reading.

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B2 Dependent prepositions

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She was interested ___ new technologies applied to education.

Jim shouted ___ his sister because she had rung his girlfriend and told her all about his affair.

Have you heard ___ Ken's new job?

I've just bumped ___ Sarah at the supermarket.

 He was too easily influenced___what other people thought.

Soon we'll arrive __ her house.

I feel really sorry ___ him. He's such a nice guy!

Think ___ it before you answer.

He was highly motivated ____ the idea of starting a new project. 

He should apologise __ being rude.

You'll have to decide __ what you want to do.

We'll have to deal __ this problem first.

Toni just doesn't like to talk ___ his friends' private life.

He was opposed ___ the idea of going there in the first place.

I don't approve ___your idea.

I'm really sorry ___ hear about that news.

I'm inspired ___ people that have positive ideas.

She is respected ___ her latest novel. 

I can't concentrate ___ my assignments with all that noise.

I don't believe ___ ghosts. What a silly thing!

George is angry ____having to drive to the airport so early. 

We're staying ___ a small hotel.

That book belongs __ Jane.

You really shouldn't keep on complaining__ your job if you're not going to try to change some things about it.

I'm really fed up ___ Tom. He's always making up strange stories and talking about people.

My children are staying __ my parents next week.

I'm really sorry ___ what happened. I didn't mean to let the cat out of the bag.

I'm frustrated ___politician's lack of compromise.

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