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Fixed Preposition | Verbs/Adjectives Followed by Fixed Preposition |

Fixed Preposition: English Grammar is really important when it comes to competitive exams. There is hardly any exam that doesn’t test your grammatical skills. Though, in English, there are many important grammatical topics such as; Tenses, Modals, Determiners, Subject Verb Concord/Agreement, Reported Speech, Preposition, Adjectives, Conditionals etc. but out of these, the most important topic is Fixed Preposition. There are many verbs/adjectives which are followed by preposition. It is very important for all of us to take care of these verbs if we want to avoid common errors in English. It is often seen that people don’t follow these verbs with fixed preposition. Given below is the list of such verbs.

 List of Fixed Preposition

Related : Compound Preposition

Verb Meaning  Example
ABIDE BY To act in accordance We must abide by the rules and regulations of the government.
ABSENT FROM To go away or leave Mrs. Messy was absent from the school that day.
ABSTAIN FROM To refrain from consuming or doing something. We must abstain from smoking as it causes cancer.
ABILITY TO The quality of being able to perform George has the ability to learn all the poetic devices at once.
 ACCEDE TO To agree I didn’t accede to my bother’s request.
ACCEPTABLE TO Worth of Acceptance These rules of government are not acceptable to shopkeepers.
ACCESS TO The act of approaching We could not get the jobs because we didn’t have access to political leaders.
ACCOMPANIED BY To go along with I was accompanied by the cab driver to the hospital.
ACCOUNTABLE FOR Responsible I am the only one accountable for the poor financial condition of mine.
ACCUSE OF To blame Stop accusing me of distracting you from your studies.
ACCUSTOMED TO Used to I was accustomed to drinking a lot of alcohol.
ACQUAINTED WITH To have familiarity with Are you acquainted with our new neighbour?
ACQUIT OF To release He was acquitted of all the charges.
ACT UPON To work We must act upon the advice of our elders.
ADAPT TO Adjust She adapted herself to new rules and regulations of her new company.
ADD TO To have an increased effect I added saffron to my milk keeping its taste in mind.
ADDICTED TO To become dependent One of my students is addicted to consuming drugs.
ADJACENT TO Nearest in space The newly built mall is adjacent to my new home.
ADMIT TO To give access to My father was admitted to Jaipur Golden Hospital in Delhi.
ADVANTAGE OF To have a superior position He had an advantage of being member of Schedule Caste in that interview.
ADVANTAGE OVER To be in better position India will have an advantage over Bangladesh in WC2022.
 AFRAID OF To be scared of I was afraid of my father when I failed in my Class 10 Exam.
AFFECTED BY Influenced John was much affected by the lectures of Sandeep Maheshwari.
 AFFECTION FOR Liking My mother has a lot of affection for my younger son.
AFFLICTED BY Distressed He was deeply afflicted by the death of his parents.
 AGREE WITH To be in agreement with a person He agreed with me on that proposal.
 AGREE TO To be in agreement with a statement Do you agree to my statement?
 AIM AT To Target Before getting married, he was aiming at IITs.
ALARMED AT To experience a sense of danger. We were alarmed at the thought of being late for our interview.
ALIGHT  FROM To climb down She alighted from the train and started walking towards the subway.
 ALIVE  TO Aware of My dad is alive to the moods of others.
ALIVE WITH Full of She has a face alive with mischief.
 AMUSED WITH Pleasantly occupied I was not amused with him.
AMAZED AT Surprised She was absolutely amazed at my behaviour.
ANGRY WITH Showing anger to person The Director of the school was angry with the staff.
ANGRY AT  Showing anger at something The Director of the school was angry at teachers’ results.
ANNOYED WITH  Disturbed Repeating the same question again and again made my mother annoyed with my son.
ANNOYED AT  Disturbed at something He was annoyed at my rude statement.
ANSWER FOR Responsible Everyone must answer for his deeds.
ANXIOUS ABOUT Curious He was anxious about who was going to win the match.
APOLOGISE TO To feel sorry to someone Why don’t you apologise to him for breaking his trust.
APOLOGISE FOR  To feel sorry for something He apologised to me for not paying the money on time.
 APPEAL TO Request PM Modi has appealed to the people not to come out of their homes during lockdown.
APPETITE FOR Feeling of craving He always has an appetite for junk food.
APPLICABLE TO Applied to These Covid rules are applicable to all the department.
APPLY FOR To put into service I had applied for the post of PGT English but got selected for TGT.
APPOINTED TO  Selected for a job We were appointed to promote the company digitally.
 APPROVE OF Give permission I can’t approve of his plan.
APTITUDE FOR Inherent ability My father had an aptitude for solving mathematical problems.
ARRIVE AT  To conclude What has your conversation arrived at?
ARMED WITH Equipped with All the robbers were armed with weapons.
ASK FOR To demand He asked for a glass of water
ASHAMED OF To be embarrassed of Rahul was ashamed of his behaviour.
ASSOCIATED WITH Connected The main accused of this crime is associated with a local gang.
ASTONISHED AT Surprised My brother was astonished at shopkeeper’s behaviour.
ASSURE OF Guarantee Can you assure me of good returns after buying this share.
 ATTEND TO Take charge of You must attend to this matter.
 ATONE FOR To repent Everyone must atone for his misdeeds.
 AUTHORITY ON An expert whose views are taken as definitive He is an authority on corporate laws.
AVAIL OF Take advantage You must avail yourself of the available resources.
AWARE OF Attentive to I am aware of all my rights as a citizen.
BARK AT To shout My boss started barking at me when I entered his office.
BANISH FROM To ban No one can banish me from entering my homeland.
BEG FOR
BEGIN WITH
BELIEVE IN
BELONG TO
BENT UPON
BEWARE OF
BLAME FOR
BLESS WITH
BACK OUT
BLIND OF
BLIND TO
BOAST OF
BORN OF
BORN IN 
BUSY WITH
BORROW FROM
BREAK INTO
BREAK OUT 
BENEFICIAL TO
BASED ON
BESTOW ON 
BURST INTO
CARE FOR 
CARE OF 
CAPABLE OF
CALL ON
CALL IN
CANDIDATE FOR
CATCH AT
CERTAIN OF
CHARGE WITH
CHEAT OF
CLAIM ON
CLASH WITH
CLOSE TO
CLING TO
COMPLY WITH 
COMMENCE ON
COMMENT UPON
COMPARE WITH 
COMPARETO 
COMPENSATE FOR
COMPARE WITH
COMPLAIN AGAINST
CONFER WITH
CONFIDENCE IN
CONGRATULATE ON
CONSCIOUS OF
CONSIST OF
CONTENT WITH
CONTRARY TO
CONTROL OVER
COUNT ON
CRUEL TO
CURE OF
COLLIDE WITH
CONVICT OF
COME OF 
CONCEAL FROM
COURTEOUS TO
CONFINE TO 
COMPETENT FOR
CONTACT WITH
COMPETITION FOR
DEAF TO
DEAL IN
DEAL WITH
DEAR TO
DELIEVER TO
DEMAND FOR
DEPEND ON
DEPRIVE OF
DESIRE FOR
DESIROUS OF
DESTINED TO
DEVOID OF 
DIE OF
DIFFER WITH
DIFFERENT FROM
DISPLEASE WITH
DISPOSE OF
DISTINGUISH BETWEEN
DOUBT ABOUT
DOWN WITH
DREAM OF
DULL OF
DEVOTE TO
DERIVE FROM
DIFFERENT FROM
DISGUSTED WITH
DUTY TO
DEDICATE TO
DISMISS FROM
DISQUALIFIED FROM
DUE TO
EAGER FOR
ELIGIBLE FOR
EMBARK ON 
EMERGE FROM
EMPLOYED IN
END IN
ENGAGE IN
ENGAGE TO
ENLIST IN
ENMITY WITH
ENQUIRE OF
ENTRUST TO 
ESCAPE FROM
EXCEL IN
EXCHANGE FOR
EXCEPTION TO
EXCUSE FOR
EXPLAIN TO
ENTITLED TO
EXCLUDE FROM
EXEMPT FROM
EQUAL TO
EXPECT OF
FAIL IN
FAITH IN
FAITHFUL TO
FAMILIAR TO
FAMILIAR WITH
FAMOUS FOR
FATAL TO
FEED ON
FEEL FOR
FIGHT WITH
FIGHT AGAINST
FIGHT FOR
FILL WITH
FIRE AT
FIT FOR
FOND OF
FORGIVE FOR
FREE FROM
FREEDOM OF
FURNISH WITH
FAVOURABLE TO
FORTUNATE IN
FROWN AT
GENIUS IN
GIFTED WITH
GLAD AT
GOOD AT
GOOD TO 
GLANCE AT
GRATEFUL TO
GRIEVE AT
GRUMBLE AT
GUILTY OF
GREEDY OF
GUILTY OF
GAZE AT
GUARD AGAINST
HANKER AFTER
HAPPEN TO
HARD OF
HESITATE AT
HOPE FOR
HOPEFUL TO
HONEST IN
HARMFUL TO
HIDE FROM
HAND OVER
HEIR TO
HATRED FOR
HINDER FROM 
HARD UP
IGNORANT OF
IMPRESS WITH
INDEBTED TO
INDULGE IN
INDIFFERENT TO
INFERIOR TO
INVOLVED IN
INVITE TO
INTERFERE WITH
INSIST ON
INJURIOUS TO
INFORM OF
INFEST WITH
INTRODUCE TO
INTIMATE WITH
INTEREST IN
INQUIRE INTO
INSPIREWITH
INVEST IN
INVOLVE IN
IMPORT FROM
IMPOSE UPON
JEALOUS OF
JEER AT 
JUDGE BY
JUNIOR TO
JUMP AT
JOIN TO
JOIN WITH
KEEP TO
KEEN ON
KEY TO
KIND TO
KNOCK AT
KNOWN FOR
KNOWN BY
KNOCK DOWN
KNOCK AGAINST
LAME OF
LAUGH AT
LACK IN
LEAD TO
LIKELY TO
LIKING FOR
LISTEN TO
LIVE IN
LIVE BY
LIVE ON
LOST TO
KEY TO
KIND TO
KNOWN TO/FOR
KNOCK AT
KNOWN BY
KNOCK DOWN
KNOCK AGAINST
LAME OF
LAUGH AT
LACK IN
LEAD TO
LIKELY TO
LIKING FOR
LISTEN TO
LIVE IN
LIVE BY
LIVE ON
LOST TO
LOYAL TO
LEAN AGAINST
LONG FOR
LOOK AT
LODGE AGAINST
LAY BY 
LUST FOR
MARRY TO
MATCH FOR
MEDDLE WITH
MEET WITH
MOVE TO
MAD WITH
MERGE INTO
MOURN FOR
MIX WITH
MAKE FUN OF
NECESSARY FOR
NEGLIGENT IN
NEED OF
NATURAL TO
NOTORIOUS FOR
NECESSITY FOR
NOMINATE FOR
OBEDIENT TO
OBJECT TO
OPEN TO
OBLIGED TO
OVERWHELMED WITH
OCCUR TO
OCCUPIED IN
OFFEND WITH
OPPURTUNITY FOR
OPPOSITE TO
PART FROM
PART WITH
POPULAR WITH
PREFER TO
PREPARE FOR
PRESIDE OVER
PROUD OF
PROVIDE WITH
PROTECT FROM
PRIDE IN
PRAY TO
PREVENT FROM
PROFIT BY
PITY ON
PARALLEL TO
PARTIAL TO
PAY FOR
PLEASE WITH
POINT AT
PRETEND TO
PARTICIPATE IN
PASSION FOR
PREVAIL OVER
PROTEST AGAINST
PROVOKE TO
PROCEED TO
PONDER OVER 
PROHIBIT FROM
PLUNGE INTO
QUARREL WITH
QUICK AT
QUALIFY FOR
QUARREL OVER
QUOTE FROM
RECOVER FROM
RECOMMEND TO
RELATED TO
REFER TO
REFRAIN FROM
REGARD FOR
REJOICE AT
RELY ON
RESULT IN
RESPECT FOR
RULE OVER
REPENT OF
REPLY TO
REMIND OF
ROB OF
RELIEVE OF
RESPONSIBLE FOR
REVLOVE AROUND
REDUCE TO
REMEMBER TO
REMEDY FOR
RESULT OF
REGRET FOR
SEARCH FOR
SEND TO
SEEK FROM
SEND FOR
SEE THROUGH
SET UP
SHORT OF
SICK OF
SIMILAR TO
SLAVE TO
SORRY FOR
STARE AT
STICKTO
SUREOF
SUCCEED IN
SUPERIOR TO
SURPRISE AT
SURRENDER TO
SYMPATHY FOR
SUSPECT OF
SHOCKED AT
SATISFIED WITH
SHIVER WITH
SACRED TO
SAVE FROM
SUE FOR
SUPPLY WITH
SENTENCE TO
SUFFICIENT FOR
SMILE AT
SIDE WITH
TASTE FOR
THANKFUL TO
THROW INTO
TIRED OF
TRUST IN
TRUE TO
TALK ABOUT
TALK TO
TEEM WITH
THINK OVER
TREMBLE WITH
TIDE OVER 
TRIUMPH OVER
TAMPER WITH
UNFIT FOR
USED TO
USEFUL FOR
VAIN OF
VOTE FOR
VOTE AGAINST
VERSED IN
VICTIM TO
WAIT FOR
WAIT UPON
WARN AGAINST
WISH FOR
WORTHY OF
WONDER AT
WEARY OF
WORK AT
WORK OUT 
WITHDRAW FROM
YEARN FOR
YIELD TO
ZEAL FOR
ZEALOUS IN

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