Adjective + Preposition 2

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Welcome to your Adjective + Preposition 2 lesson! In this topic we talk about:
• Adjective + “Of”
Adjective + “At”, “To”, “From”, “With”, “For”, “In”, “On”
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Adjective + “Of”

Here are a few expressions that follow this structure:

  • Tired / sick “of”:

“Let’s go, I’m tired of waiting.”

  • Typical “of”:

“It’s typical of her to be late.”

  • Full / short “of”:

“The cinema was full of people.”

“We’re short of jam, could you go to the shop?”

  • Capable / incapable “of”:

“He was incapable of passing his driving test.”

  • Aware / conscious “of”:

“He’s ill? I wasn’t aware of that!”

  • Suspicious / critical / tolerant “of”:

“We’ve very tolerant of different beliefs.”

  • Fond / proud / envious / jealous / ashamed “of”:

“He’s so rich, I’m jealous of his success.”

  • Afraid / scared / frightened / terrified “of”:

“I’m terrified of spiders.”

  • Certain / sure “of” / “about”:

“I think the film starts at three, but I’m not sure of that.”

“The bus arrives soon, but I can’t be certain about that.”

Adjective + “At”, “To”, “From”, “With”, “For”, “In”, “On”

Here are a few expressions that follow this structure:

  • Good / bad / brilliant / hopeless (etc.) “at”:

“I’m hopeless at singing.”

  • Married / engaged “to” / “with”:

“She’s married to Brian.”
(Brian is her husband)

“She’s married with three children.”
(She’s married and she has three children)

  • Similar “to”:

“Your taste in music is similar to mine.”

  • Different “from” / “to”:

“The book was different to what I expected.”

“The show was very different from your description.”

  • Crowded “with”:

“The theatre was crowded with people.”

  • Famous “for”:

“London is famous for its museums.”

  • Interested “in”:

“She’s interested in extreme sports.”

  • Keen “on”:

“We’re not keen on going to the party, let’s stay in.”

  • Dependent “on”:

“Poor Betty is dependent on her daughter.”

  • Independent “of”:

“He built the site independent of outside funding.”

Useful Links

“Preposition + Verb+ing”
“To + Verb” / “Preposition + Verb+ing”
Adjective + Preposition 1

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