Verbs and prepositions have always been linked together in the construction of a simple sentence. I hence call them this way: verbs and prepositions are the husband and wife, for there cannot be a shining house without a couple. (That’s my own quote ). Each verb has only a set or one compatible preposition(s); ideally each verb is associated with a preposition, but there are also some cases where a verb might dwell with more than one preposition.
This is the first edition that I brought forward in this series of “Phrases With Prepositions” and I will start with the alphabet A and upto Z. But trust me this is a whole lot of them and yet they are very crucial in helping you write better and confidently. I will show you what verb goes with what preposition(s) and also forming a sentence or phrase with them. It should definitely be a good collection in your database of “Learn Good Writing Skills by starting with the Basics of the English Language“. So here we go…
5 Verbs And Prepositions With A Sentence
1) Abandon to
Having no other choice, the King abandoned his ministers to the fury of the of the mob.
2) Abide by
As a honest student, you should always abide by the rules and regulations of your institution.
3) Able to
Having gone bankrupt, the manager is not able to pay his employees right now.
Ideally, we do not say “is not able to”, instead we say “is unable to” – This is much better English. But for the sake of the subject of this article, I have used “is not able”
4) Absorb in
Tom Sawyer was so absorbed in his day dreams that he completely forgot about Mr Dobbins’ class.
5) Abhorrence of (abhorrence means ‘strong dislike’ or ‘disgust’)
Most sentient women have an abhorrence of lizards
That’s it for this edition. I have tried to make the sentences simple so that you can concentrate more on how the marriage of certain verb with its specific preposition goes. For example, we cannot say “able for“, that’s not good English (just like an eagle is not an appropriate pair for a hen – Got it?!). Hopefully, as you keep on reading editions after editions, you will surely get a better grasp of things. So don’t forget to subscribe freely and come back often. And please do use the comment form to give me your feedback and other possible sentences or associations.