Several verbs, adjectives and nouns are followed by prepositions. Most of these expressions are idiomatic. Here is a brief list of words taking the prepositions to and for.
The following words take the preposition to.
He acted according to my advice.
The old woman is affectionate to all.
Note that we say: affection for, not affection to.
He has great affection for his grandchildren.
The alternative to death was submission but that simply wasn’t acceptable to the brave soldiers.
He will never do anything derogatory to his high position.
Take exception to
He took exception to my remarks.
Illiteracy is a hindrance to progress.
She is partial to her family.
You must be respectful to your seniors but you are not supposed to be servile.
He is insensible to pain and pleasure.
The following words take the preposition for.
His ambition for name and fame knows no bounds.
She has no desire for fame.
Except for John, everyone else attended the function.
She has great fondness for children.
His infatuation for his master’s daughter led him astray.
We are prepared for everything.
He is qualified for the job.
I have great respect for him.