What Preposition To Use?
It is not always easy to know which preposition to use after a particular noun, verb or adjective. Here are some of the most common combinations. Note that alternatives are sometimes possible.
You must abide by the terms of this agreement.
This area abounds (is rich) in valuable minerals.
The ravines of Rajasthan abound (are infested) with dacoits.
John has been absent from classes for three days now.
He is completely absorbed in his studies.
You must abstain from smoking and drinking.
I am sorry I can’t accede to your request.
This suggestion is not acceptable to us.
In many villages here, people still have no access to electricity.
Peter was accused of theft.
I am only slightly acquainted with him.
Henry was acquitted of the charge of theft.
You must learn to adapt yourself to changing circumstances.
He is addicted to drinking.
This college is affiliated to the Mumbai University.
He was afflicted with leprosy.
I agreed to his proposal.
We agreed upon a certain course of action.
I could not achieve all that I aimed at.
He was the first to alight from the plane.
I was amazed at her stupendous performance.
He is anxious to visit his son in Canada.
I am anxious about his health.
You must apologise to him for your rudeness.
They appealed to us for immediate help.
Avail yourself of this opportunity to visit Kashmir.
I am not aware of their plans.