Many common verbs are used with a preposition. For example:
I waited for 10 minutes, then I went home.
It's a good idea to learn these verb + preposition combinations if you can. In these examples, sb = somebody and sth = something:
FOR is a very common preposition:
- thank sb for sth
- wait for sth
- prepare for sth
- ask for sth
- apply for sth
- pay for sth
- apologise for sth
- work for a company
Here are some more to learn:
- take care of sb/sth
- believe in sth
- think about sth
- belong to sb
- prevent/stop sb from doing sth
- borrow/take sth from sb
- lend/give sth to sb
- laugh at sb/sth
Many verbs can use two prepositions. For example:
- I wrote / talked / spoke to him about the washing up.
- I talked / spoke / argued / fought / agreed with him about the washing up.
Choose the best preposition to complete these sentences.
Now try some more.