List of some words followed by Appropriate Prepositions
1. abstain from (to stay away from something)— I try my best to abstain myself from bad company.
2. access to (approach)— I don’t have any access to the Principal.
3. account for (to explain)— You have to account for the money you spent on this project.
4. accustomed to (habituated)— I am accustomed to noisy environment.
5. acquit of (to make free)— The man was finally acquited of all charges.
6. addicted to (to fall badly in the habit of)— The Chinese easily became addicted to opium.
7. afraid of (fear)— I am afraid of stray dogs.
8. agree to (a proposal)— My father readily agreed to my proposal.
9. agree with (a person)— I am totally agree with you.
10. ashamed of (feeling of shame)— The man is ashamed of misconduct.
11. boast of (feel proud of )— He always boasts of his experience.
12. break into (to enter by force)— The thief broke into the house at midnight.
13. come across (meet)— I came across an old friend of mine on the road.
14. depend on (be unable to do without)— Rohit depends on one of his distant relatives for everything.
15. die of— Several people have died of dengue fever.
16. eligible for (fit for)— I am not eligible for this post.
17. famous for (reputed)— Agra is famous for the Taj Mahal.
18. fed up with (bored)— My father is fed up with his driver’s carelessness.
19. guard against (protect against)— We should guard our belongings against theft.
20. hope for— I am so positive by nature that I always hope for the best.
21. interested in (liking)— My friend is interested in social service.
22. injurious to (harmful)— Smoking is injurious to health.
23. key to (secret of)— Hard work is key to success.
24. negligent of (careless)— Most of the ladies are negligent of their health.
25. obedient to— Students should be obedient to the teachers.
26. pray to— I pray to God everyday.
27. prey to (victim)— One should not be prey to selfish desires.
28. proud of— Parents are proud of their sons and daughters.
29. rely on (depend on)— You can rely on my support.
30. responsible to— You yourself are responsible to your defeat.
31. stand against (resist)— We should stand against corruption.
32. stick to (adhere to)— One should stick to one’s good opinion.
33. trust in (believe in)— Trust in good deed and go ahead.
34. wait for— My father waited for the Principal but he did not come.
35. worthy of— A man of principles is worthy of respect.
List of some Phrasal Prepositions
1. according to— I did according to my father’s advice.
2. because of— Several students did not go to school because of viral fever.
3. in spite of— Kanta achieved her goal in spite of several obstacles.
4. on account of— I got good marks on account of my hard work.
5. on behalf of— Shrey took the award on behalf of his sister.
6. instead of— We enjoyed skating instead of skeing.
7. In order to— I went to my native place in order to meet my grandparents and other relatives.
8. for the sake of— Mahatma Gandhi sacrificed a lot for the sake of our country.