Learn English Prepositions and Verbs

This list will help you remember English prepositions and verbs. Practise using them as much as possible to feel more confident.

accuse someone of something
“He accused her of stealing.”

agree with someone / something
“I agree with you – you are absolutely right.”

agree to do something
“She agreed to wait for him.”

agree on something
“We’ve agreed on all the major points.”

apply for
“I’m going to apply for a new job.”

apologise for something
“She apologised for being late.”

ask someone to do something
“She asked him to do the shopping for her.”

ask someone for something
“She asked her boss for a day off.”

believe in
“I believe in hard work.”

belong to
“This pen belongs to me.”

blame someone for doing something
“He blamed her for driving too fast.”

blame something on someone
“He blamed the accident on her.”

borrow something from someone
“He borrowed some money from the bank.”

care about something
“I don’t care about money.”

care for someone
“She really cares for her grandmother.”

take care of something / someone
“Please take care of yourself on holiday.”

complain to someone (about something)
“He complained to her about the food.”

concentrate on something
“The student concentrated on her homework.”

congratulate someone on doing something
“He congratulated her on passing her exam.”

consist of something
“The department consists of five people.”

depend on someone
“She depended on her friends for support.”

explain something to someone
“She explained the new system to them.”

listen to someone
“The students listened to their teacher.”

look at something
“Look at that view – it’s wonderful.”

look for something / someone
“Will you help me look for my book?”

look after someone
“I need to look after my mother – she’s ill.”

pay someone for something
“Can you pay me for the shopping later?”

prefer someone / something to someone
“I prefer coffee to tea.”

protect someone from something
“A scarf will protect you from the cold.”

provide someone with something
“They provide families with housing.”

regard someone as
“She regarded her sister as her best friend.”

rely on someone / something
“Can I rely on you to get the shopping?”

search for someone / something
“The police searched the building for bombs.”

spend money / time on
“I spent all my money on books as a student.”

think about someone / something
“I think about you all the time.”

think about / of doing something
“I’m thinking about / of buying a new car.”

think of something
“I’ve just thought of a new idea.”
“What do you think of the new magazine?”

translate from something into something else
“Don’t translate from English into French.”

wait for someone
“I waited an hour for him, then went home.”

warn someone about
“The doctor warned her about smoking.”

Prepositions and Verbs

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