Prepositional Combinations или конструкции с предлогами

Prepositional Combinations или конструкции с предлогами еще один камень преткновения в изучении английского языка. Бесчисленные from, to, with, on иногда ставятся с глаголом или прилагательным без какой либо логики или закономерности. Задача ТаКо состоит в том, чтобы собрать и упорядочить конструкции с предлогами для Вашего пользования.

A

absent from He has been absent from school for a week.
accustomed to He’s accustomed to England’s climate.
acquainted with She is acquainted with guitar and piano.
addicted to There are thousands of youths who are addicted to drugs.
afraid of She is afraid of insects.
allergic to I am allergic to penicillin.
amazed at/by We were all amazed at/by her unusual behavior.
angry at/about We were angry at her selfish behavior.
angry with someone for something We were angry with him for his selfishness.
annoyed at/about I was annoyed at not being invited to the party.
annoyed with someone for something They were annoyed with me for not helping them.
anxious about We were anxious about his constantly high temperature.
appropriate for Do you think this book is appropriate for our aim?
ashamed of I felt ashamed of my shabby clothes.
associated with Steven Spielberg is associated with special effects in film.
astonished at/by They were rather astonished at losing the game.
aware of Some people are not aware of the extent of environmental pollution.
B
bad at He is bad at speaking English.
bad for Eating too much candy is bad for your kids’ teeth.
based on Educational principles should be based on the requirements of our age.
beneficial to Taking regular exercise is beneficial to your health.
boastful of She is boastful of her son’s achievements.
bored with I didn’t finish reading the book, for I was bored with the plot.
brilliant at He is really brilliant at calculating.
busy with She can’t come with us because she is busy with her term paper.
C
capable of You are capable of doing better work than this.
careful about Be careful about your words even when you are annoyed.
careful with You must be careful with money in these economic conditions.
careless about (not paying attention to) She is often careless about her clothes; especially she is depressed.
careless of (unconcerned) Some drivers are careless of the dangers of driving fast.
clever at She is quite clever at working out the most difficult problems.
committed to He is committed to honest work.
composed of End of term parties are usually composed of students and teachers.
concerned about People are concerned about the increasing air pollution in Istanbul.
connected with/to Good mood is usually connected with good health. I think she is distantly connected with/to that family.
conscious of Many parents are not conscious of reading for their children.
content with The teacher seemed content with our exam results.
convinced of I’m convinced of his innocence.
coordinated with Your work should be coordinated with your partner.
covered with/in I noticed that everywhere was covered with snow.
crowded with The city center is always crowded with people.
curious about I’m curious about which party will win the election.
D
dedicated to She loves her job; in fact, she is dedicated to it.
deficient in You should watch that your diet is not deficient in vitamins.
delighted with/at The child was delighted with his new toy.
depend on/upon Because he hasn’t got a job, he still depends on his parents.
derived from Most words in English are derived from Latin.
devoid of She seems to be devoid of the skills required for this job.
devoted to She is devoted to her children.
different from Your likes and dislikes are quite different from mine.
disappointed with She seemed really disappointed with her exam results.
discriminated against People should not be discriminated against because of the colour of their skin.
divorced from According to the statistics, the number of women divorced from their husbands is increasing.
dressed in She was dressed in a skirt, which was unusual for her.
E
eager for He seems eager for a quick recovery, so he is doing whatever the doctor says.
efficient in The production manager is really efficient in his job.
engaged to She is still engaged to Joe, but is thinking of getting married soon.
enthusiastic about Jenny is very enthusiastic about coming to the concert with us.
envious of I’m envious of people who can speak three or more languages.
equipped with Big offices are usually equipped with a burglar alarm.
excellent in/at She is excellent in music.
excited about The children seem quite excited about going on holiday.
exposed to If hands are exposed to extreme cold, they may get frostbite.
F
faithful to Dogs are known to be faithful to their owners.
familiar with If you start to study English at university, you’ll become familiar with English or American literature.
familiar to The man in the corner seems familiar to me.
famous for Turkish people are famous for their hospitality.
filled with The room was filled with excited people.
fond of I’m very fond of children.
free of Children under seven can travel free of charge.
free from You will be free from pain after you’ve taken two of these pills.
friendly to/with She was quite friendly to me last night
full of Your composition is full of grammatical mistakes.
furious about She was furious about the news that she wasn’t promoted.
furious with someone for something She was furious with her chief for not promoting her.
furnished with The agents have been furnished with all the necessary data.
G
generous about/with The host was a bit too generous with the vodka, so we all became drunk.
good at I’m not so good at playing cards.
good for Taking regular walks is good for your heart.
grateful to someone for something I’m grateful to you for your kind support.
guilty of He was found guilty of the robbery.
H
happy about I’m very happy about your getting this job.
happy with I bought my phone two years ago, and I’m still happy with it.
honest with You should be honest with your clients.
hopeful of/about She is hopeful of passing the university entrance exam this year.
hopeless at She is hopeless at cooking. She can’t even cook the simplest dishes properly.
hostile to Since the scandal, the two girls have been hostile to each other.
I
identical with/to What a coincidence! Your dress is almost identical with mine.
ignorant of She is ignorant of the warnings made against her bad behaviour.
impressed with/by We were greatly impressed with her diligence.
inferior to I don’t think your work is inferior to anybody else’s in the office.
indebted to I’m indebted to my friends for the support they gave me.
indifferent to She seems quite indifferent to what is happening around her.
innocent of She was found innocent of the charge.
interested in I’ve always been interested in folk music.
involved in He has recently been involved in a bribery case.
J
jealous of She has always been jealous of her brother’s success.
K
keen on He is very keen on football.
kind to She has always been kind to the people around her.
known for (famous for) Mr. Eames is known for his honesty.
known as Mr. Eames is known as an honest man.
L
late for You’ve been late for work twice this week.
limited to The time is limited to three and a half hours.
lucky at He is usually lucky at cards.
M
mad at (angry with) Don’t be mad at me! I was just trying to help you.
mad about (very fond of) She is mad about pop music.
made of Tables and chairs are usually made of wood.
made from Paper is made from wood. (The raw material changes chemically as well as physically.)
made out of It’s difficult to believe that this lovely vase was made out of a bottle, (if you alter an item, and use it with a different aim)
married to She is married to an American.
mindful of You should be mindful of your responsibilities.
mistaken about You are mistaken about the extent of her capacities.
N
nervous of/about She is nervous about the job interview she will have in a few minutes.
notorious for She became notorious for her extravagance.
O
obliged to I’m obliged to you for being beside me during all that trouble.
opposed to I’m opposed to giving so many responsibilities to a small child.
P
patient with A teacher should be patient with his/her students.
pleased about She seems very pleased about being put in charge.
pleased with I’m pleased with the progress you’ve made.
polite to You should be polite to the customers.
popular with She is very popular with her students.
prepared for I’m buying these boots so that I’m prepared for the snow this winter.
proud of She is rightly proud of her success.
provided with The young should be provided with jobs after graduation.
R
ready for Everybody seems ready for the journey.
related to Are you related to the headmaster? I’m asking just because your surnames are the same.
relevant to Your question must be relevant to the subject we are discussing; otherwise 1won’t let you speak.
responsible for I think air pollution in big cities is responsible for most of the respiratory diseases.
rich in Vegetables and fruit are rich in vitamins.
right about I was right about her chance of getting the job.
S
sad about She was sad about losing the chance of giving a party.
satisfied with Are you satisfied with your present job?
scared of She was scared of the growling dog.
shocked at/by He was such a good driver we were all shocked at the news that he’d had an accident.
short of I’m a bit short of money these days, so I can’t come with you there.
sick of I’m sick of this ceaseless rain.
similar to This scheme is quite similar to the one I prepared.
skilful at Eskimos are known to be skilful at using their harpoons.
slow at The new secretary is quite slow at typing.
sorry for someone I feel sorry for Sue, because she hasn’t been able to find a job yet.
sorry about something I’m sorry about my rude remarks yesterday.
sorry for doing something I’m sorry for hurting you with my rude remarks yesterday.
subject to The South-East of Turkey is subject to extreme weather conditions.
successful in He was successful in marketing the product to a wide area.
suitable for I don’t think jeans will be suitable for such a formal party.
superior to Do you think this job will be superior to your current one?
sure of If you are not sure of your facts, don’t make them public.
sure about I’m not sure about the time of the train.
surprised at/by I was really surprised at her treating us so strangely.
suspicious of The guard became suspicious of the youth standing on the comer.
T
terrible at She is terrible at cooking.
terrified of The little girl was terrified of the huge dog.
thankful to someone for something I’m thankful to them for taking the time to help me.
thrilled with The employees were thrilled with the promise given, by the boss about a high pay rise.
tired of I’m tired of your complaints.
troubled with He was deeply troubled with the situation in the office.
typical of Do you like eating food typical of the region in which you are travelling?
U
upset with/about She was upset about the trouble she had caused.
used to She is not used to staying at home alone.
W
worried about I’m worried about her health.
wrong about Many people were wrong about their predictions for the results of the election.
wrong with I think something is wrong with her. She hasn’t come home yet.