Fixed Prepositions with Examples (List -1)

Fixed Prepositions with Examples (List -1)
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Here is a list of some fix prepositions which commonly confuse a new learner and become hurdle on the path to be perfect at this global language:

S. No

Preposition / Example

1

Abhorrence of (a strong feeling of hate paired with a feeling of loathing)

I have a strong abhorrence of violence.

2

Abide by (to follow the rules of something; to obey someone's orders)

I have to abide by my father's wishes.

3

Abstain from (hold oneself back, used for food habits)

His doctor has asked him to abstain from fast food.

4

Acceptable to (satisfactory and able to be agreed to or approved of)

It's not acceptable to me.

5

Access to (means of reaching, approaching)

I have no access to my own bank account.

6

Accomplished in (highly trained or skilled in a particular activity)

Getting accepted into medical school was an accomplishment in itself.

7

Act upon (comply with)

Always act upon the advice of your elders.

8

Accurate in (free from mistakes)

He is accurate in his calculations.

9

Accused of (charged with a wrongdoing)

He was arrested to be accused of a crime.

10

Accustomed to (customary; usual; habitual)

He was accustomed to bearing the mental pain.

11

Acquaintance with (familiar with)

He had an acquaintance with the literature.

12

Addicted to (be given to something harmful)

Ronit is addicted to drugs.

13

Adept in (proficient in something)

He is adept in the art of painting.

14

Affiliated to (associated to a university or board)

MLV college is affiliated to the M.D.S. University.

15

Afraid of (frightened)

He is not afraid of anything even death.

16

Agree with (willing to agree with someone)

I agree with the doctor.

17

Agree on (willing to agree on a point)

After discussion she agreed on the terms of Partnership.

18

Aloof from (stay away from bad company)

She kept himself aloof from all bad friends.

19

Alternative to (substitute)

I would prefer any alternative to the lawsuit.

20

Ambition for (a strong desire to do or achieve something)

I was pursuing my ambition for a better life.

21

Amuse at (mock at, laugh at)

Everyone was greatly amused at this awkward behaviour during the ceremony

22

Angry with (to be angry with someone)

Reena is not angry with me.

23

Angry at (to be angry at something)

I was very angry at sunlight.

24

Annoyed with (trouble with someone)

Naina was annoyed with her friends.

25

Anxious for (eager)

I am getting so anxious for his first Insatlive.

26

Anxious about (worry about something)

Let's be anxious about life.

27

Apologise to (to express regard to a person)

The poor man had to apologize to the obese person.

28

Apply for (to make a formal application for a post)

You need a letter in order to apply for a VISA permit.

29

Appoint to (designate a post)

We are seeking to appoint to this new post an able musician.

30

Approach to (proceed toward)

Exams are about to get approached to us by next month.

31

Appropriate to (suitable)

It will be appropriate to know him before marriage.

32

Argue with (quarrel with a person)

It's difficult to argue with the preachers.

33

Arrive at (to reach a place)

He was the last to arrive at railway station.

34

Ashamed of (embarrassed)

Peter should be ashamed of himself.

35

Ask for (request for a thing)

There is no need to ask for permission.

36

Aspire to (desire for something)

All the people aspire to live a great life.

37

Attain to (accomplish)

They contend that they may attain to perfection in this life.

38

Attracted to or towards (enchant)

He was attracted to her at first sight.

39

Beg for (appeal for a thing)

He was begging for a piece of paper.

40

Begin with (to start)

To begin with, we have no money now.

41

Belong to (to belong to a person, or a place)

We should feel proud to belong to our nation.

42

Beneficial to (advantageous to)

This is beneficial to the mankind.

43

Bestow upon (confer or present)

The university bestowed an honorary degree upon her.

44

Beware of (be cautious)

Beware of dogs, lest you should be bitten.

45

Blind in (deprive of understanding)

He is blind in seeing the lacunas of his lover.

46

Busy with (engaged in something)

He is too busy with his work.

47

Blush at (embarrass at praise)

She blushed at the mention of her qualities.

48

Benefit by (receive advantage)

You should get benefit by the experience of others.

49

Believe in (trust)

I believe in him because he is honest.

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