Some English verbs have certain prepositions. So it makes sense to learn them and always use these verbs correctly.
waiting / I’m waiting for your call.
apply / She applied for the job.
ask / It’s okay to ask for help.
prepare / I need to prepare for the trip.
listen / She always listens to me.
refer / In her book she often refers to her schooldays.
respond / I’m sure he will respond to us soon.
deal / She couldn’t deal with her stress.
stick / If you stick with learning, you’ll achieve success.
depend / Your salary depends on your skills.
based / Your views are based on your education.
concentrate / I can concentrate on learning when it’s hot outside.
rely / We can always rely on our friends.
protect / Parents want to protect their children from danger.
recover / She will recover from the flu soon.
save / His friend saved him from drowning.
suffer / I suffer from allergy.
believe / She believes in miracles.
specialise /He specialises in 3D modelling.
succeed / We all want to succeed in life.
approve / Her parents didn’t approve of her marriage.
die / Our dog died of old age.
smells / The bag smelled of peanuts.
The verb ‘agree’ can be used with prepositions:
– ON / They couldn’t agree on what to buy.
– TO / He agreed on their conditions.
– WITH / He agreed with them.
If you have issues with the usage of the verb ‘agree’, check out this post.
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