CEF_prepositions_2007T1

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Common English Foundation Prepositions, prepositional verbs and phrasal verbs
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What do prepositions indicate? It wasn’t too crowded in London. I keep staying in the library all day. A. Physical location I just got back from America. I hope you will spend a couple days with us. B. Relations between items Thank you for your message. We were at the same university as a matter of fact. C. Grammatical connection
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What do prepositions depend on? I hope that you had a good time with your family. She was in terrible pain on 13th March. Preposition + Noun: some words must be preceded by a particular preposition. Thank you for your message. She could have given up but she insisted on not being a complete invalid. Verb + Preposition: the choice of preposition is dependant on the preceding verb. I am capable of handling this. She is proud of her only son. Adjective + Preposition: the choice of preposition is dependant on the preceding adjective.
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Verbs that take the preposition after Ask / enquire after sb. (try to get information about sb., particularly about their health) Look after sb. (take care of sb.) Be named after sb.
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Adjectives and verbs that take the preposition of Afraid of Ashamed of Aware of Capable of Fond of Proud of Tired of Know of (a fact) Learn of (a fact) Notify sb. of sth. Remind sb. of sth. Warn sb. of/against sth. Accuse sb. of sth. Approve of sth. Cure sb. of sth. Die of sth.
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Adjectives and verbs that take the preposition at Be bad / good at sth. Aim at sth. Arrive at/in a place Laugh at sb. Look at sb. Shout / scream at sb. Smile at sb.
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for Look / search for sb./sth. Listen for sth. Reach for sth. Press / push for sth. Hope / long / wish for sth. Beg / plead / pray for sth. Plan / prepare for sth. Care for sb. (look after sb.) Care for sth. (like sth.) Wait for sb./sth. Argue for sth. Go for sb./sth. Opt for sth. Stand up for sb./sth. Vote for sb. Arrange for sth. Get ready for sth. Qualify for sth. Compete / contend with sb.
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This note was uploaded on 09/26/2010 for the course ENG ELT1106 taught by Professor Mei during the Spring '07 term at 한동대학교.

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