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					         PREPOSITION COMBINATIONS


argue                   arrive
care                    believe

                                          } IN
complain                disappointed
concerned
dream
excited
              } ABOUT   dressed
                        excel
                        interested
forget                  participate
worried                 succeed

angry
arrive        } AT      accuse
                        afraid
                        approve
apologize               aware
apply                   capable
care                    composed
excuse                  consist
fight
forgive
grateful
              } FOR     convinced
                        dream
                        envious
                                          } OF
hope                    fond
pray                    guilty
prepared                innocent
remembered              jealous
responsible             proud
substitute              scared
thank                   take advantage
vote                    take care
                        terrified

absent
distinguish
divorced                count (up)
escape                  decide (up)
hide
made
prevent
              } FROM    depend (up)
                        insist (up)
                        rely (up)
                                         } ON
prohibit
protect
recover
rescue
stop
tired


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     accustomed                                      acquainted
     addicted                                        agree
     committed                                       angry
     connected                                       annoyed
     contribute                                      associated
     dedicated                                       blessed
     devoted                                         bored
     engaged                                         cluttered
     exposed                                         compare
     faithful
     friendly
     grateful
                          } TO                       content
                                                     coordinate
                                                     crowded
                                                                          } WITH
     limited                                         disappointed
     look forward                                    done
     married                                         equipped
     object                                          familiar
     opposed                                         filled
     polite                                          finished
     related                                         friendly
     relevant                                        furnished
     respond                                         patient
     subscribe                                       provided
     used                                            provide
                                                     satisfied
                                                     upset




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