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					Prepositions after particular words and expressions

accuse sb1 of sth2 (not: for)
     She accused me of poisoning her dog.
afraid of (not: by)
     Are you afraid of spiders?
agree with a person, opinion or policy
     I entirely agree with you.
     He left the firm because he didn't agree with their
     sales policy.
agree about a subject or discussion
     We agree about most things.
agree on a matter of decision
     Let's try to agree on a date.
agree to a suggestion
     I'll agree to your suggestion if you lower the price.
angry with (sometimes at) a person for doing sth
     I am angry with her for lying to me.
angry about (sometimes at) sth
     What are you so angry about?
anxious about (= worried about)
     I'm getting anxious about money.
anxious for (= eager to have)
     We are all anxious for an end to this misery.
anxious + to + infinitive (= eager, wanting)
     She's anxious to find a better job.
apologise to sb for sth
     I want to apologise to you for the disturbance.
arrive at or in (NOT: to)
     What time do we arrive at Cardiff?
     When did you arrive in England?
ask for (= ask sb to give sth)
     Don't ask me for money.
     Ask for the menu.
ask without preposition
     Don't ask me my name. (NOT: *Don't ask me for my name.)
     ask without for is sometimes used when talking about asking for sums of money,
     especially in connection with buying, selling and renting
     They're asking £500 a month rent.
     'How much is the car?' – 'I'm asking fifteen hundred.'
     note the following expressions:
     ask a lot of sb; ask too much of s.b.; ask a favour of
     sb.; ask (for) permission




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    sb: somebody
2
    sth: something
                                                 2


ask with direct and indirect object
      ask + direct object3: Ask him.
      ask + indirect object4: Ask his name.
      When ask is followed by two objects, the indirect object normally comes first,
      without a preposition.
      I'll ask that man4 the time3.
ask + to + infinitive
      I asked to go home. (= I asked permission to go home.)
ask + object + infinitive
      I asked John to go home. (= I told John I would like him to go home.)
      COMPARE: I asked John if I could go home.
ask + for + object + to + infinitive
      I asked for the children to have extra milk.
      I asked for the parcel to be sent to my home address.
bad at (NOT: in)
      I'm not bad at tennis.
believe [no prepositon] a person or something that is said (= accept as truthful/true)
      Don't believe her.
      I don't believe a word she says.
believe in God, Father Christmas etc (= believe that sb/sth exists, trust)
      I half believe in life after death.
      If you believe in me, I can do anything.
belong in/on etc (= go, fit, have its place in/on etc)
      Those glasses belong on the top shelf.
belong to (= be a member of)
      I belong to a local athletics club.
blue with cold, read with anger etc
      My hands were blue with cold when I got home.
care about + object; without preposition before conjunction
      I don't care about your opinion. (preposition + object)
      I don't care whether it rains. (no preposition + conjunction)
      'I'll never speak to you again. – 'I don't care.'
      'Your mother's very upset with you.' – 'I couldn't care
      less.'/'I don't care at all.'
care for (= like, be fond of; (formal or literary:) look after)
      Would you care for a cup of tea?
      I don't much care for strawberries.
      I really care for you, Sandra.
      He spent years caring for his sick mother. (form/lit)
clever at (NOT: in)
      I'm not very clever at cooking.
congratulate/congratulations on sth (US also: for)
      I must congratulate you on your exam results.
      Congratulations on your new job!
congratulate/congratulations on/for doing sth
      He congratulated the team on/for having won all their
      games.


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    direct object = Akkusativobjekt, Wen?/Was?
4
    indirect object = Dativobjekt, Wem?

				
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