Words Followed By ‘Of’
The following adjectives and participles take the preposition of after them.
Accused of: He accused me of stealing his money.
Acquitted of: He was acquitted of the charges.
Apprehensive of: He was apprehensive of getting caught.
Afraid of: She is afraid of being alone.
Apprised of: He was apprised of the latest developments.
Assured of: If you win this match, you can be assured of a place in the semifinal.
Aware of: Is she aware of his health problem?
Bereft of: They looked bereft of hope.
Certain of: I am certain of his involvement in this.
Characteristic of: Hot days and cold nights are characteristic of deserts.
Composed of: This book is composed of twelve chapters.
Confident of: They are confident of success.
Conscious of: He was not conscious of the happenings around him.
Convicted of: He was convicted of murder.
Convinced of: I am convinced of his involvement in this conspiracy.
Deprived of: The refugees are deprived of even the basic necessities.
Desirous of: He is desirous of fame.
Devoid of: She is devoid of common sense.
Envious of: He is envious of you.
Fond of: I am quite fond of my cats.
Guilty of: He is guilty of culpable homicide.
Ignorant of: They seemed ignorant of the rules.
Informed of: She has been informed of our decision.
Irrespective of: Everyone should have access to quality healthcare irrespective of their financial status.
Proud of: I am proud of your achievements.
Regardless of: Anyone can join the club regardless of their age.
Sick of: I am sick of your hypocrisy.
Sure of: We are sure of success.
Suspicious of: She is suspicious of strangers.
Tolerant of: People who travel a lot are usually tolerant of differences.
Worthy of: He is worthy of our adulation.