Words with appropriate prepositions

August 14, 2011pdf

Complain against
We complained against the high-handedness of the police.

Comply with
We regret that we can’t comply with your request.

Confide in
I know I can fully confide in you.

Confident of
He is quite confident of success.

Confine to
He was confined to his bed by illness.
The discussion should be confined to the subject proper.

Congratulate on
I congratulated him on his success.

Conscious of
I am fully conscious of my responsibilities.

Contrary to
Contrary to our expectations, the government raised the tax on petrol.

Convict of
He was convicted of theft and sent to prison.

Cure for
There is still no cure for cancer.

Deaf to
She was deaf to my pleas.

Deal with
We must learn to deal with different kinds of people.

Desirous of
She is desirous of going to the US.

Deviate from
One must never deviate from the path of truth.

Differ from
This plan differs radically from the previous plan.

Disagree with
I entirely disagree with you on this point.

Disgrace to
She is a disgrace to her family.

Dissuade from
Although I tried, I couldn’t dissuade him from taking such a course of action.

Eligible for
He is not eligible for admission to this course.

Embark on
He has embarked on a very ambitious project.

Entrusted with
The officer was entrusted with the task of suppressing the riots.

Envious of
One must not be envious of one’s neighbor.

Complain against
We complained against the high-handedness of the police.

Comply with
We regret that we can’t comply with your request.

Confide in
I know I can fully confide in you.

Confident of
He is quite confident of success.

Confine to
He was confined to his bed by illness.
The discussion should be confined to the subject proper.

Congratulate on
I congratulated him on his success.

Conscious of
I am fully conscious of my responsibilities.

Contrary to
Contrary to our expectations, the government raised the tax on petrol.

Convict of
He was convicted of theft and sent to prison.

Cure for
There is still no cure for cancer.

Deaf to
She was deaf to my pleas.

Deal with
We must learn to deal with different kinds of people.

Desirous of
She is desirous of going to the US.

Deviate from
One must never deviate from the path of truth.

Differ from
This plan differs radically from the previous plan.

Disagree with
I entirely disagree with you on this point.

Disgrace to
She is a disgrace to her family.

Dissuade from
Although I tried, I couldn’t dissuade him from taking such a course of action.

Eligible for
He is not eligible for admission to this course.

Embark on
He has embarked on a very ambitious project.

Entrusted with
The officer was entrusted with the task of suppressing the riots.

Envious of
One must not be envious of one’s neighbor.

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