Unit 119. Verb + preposition (1)
Study this list of verbs + preposition:apologize (TO
something (see also Unit 57a
When I realized I was wrong, I apologized to him for my mistake.
apply FOR a job / admission to a university, etc.: I think you’d be good at this job. Why don’t you apply for it?
believe IN something: Do you believe in God? (= Do you believe that God exists?)
I believe in saying what I think. (= I believe that it is a good thing to say what I think.)
belong TO someone: Who does this coat belong to?
care ABOUT someone/something (= think someone/something is important): He is very selfish. He doesn’t care about other people.
care FOR someone/something:
i) = like something (usually in questions and negative sentences): Would you care for a cup of coffee? (= Would you like … ?)
I don’t care for hot weather. (= I don’t like …)
ii) = look after someone: She is very old. She needs someone to care for her.
take care OF someone/something (= look after): Have a nice vacation. Take care of yourself!
Will you take care of the children while I’m away?
collide WITH someone/something: There was an accident this morning. A bus collided with a car.
complain (TO someone) ABOUT someone/something: We complained to the manager of the restaurant about the food.
concentrate ON something: Don’t look out the window. Concentrate on your work!
consist OF something: We had an enormous meal. It consisted of seven courses.
crash/drive/bump/run INTO someone/something: He lost control of the car and crashed into a wall.
depend ON someone/something: “What time will you arrive?” ”I don’t know. It depends on the traffic.”
You can leave out on before question words (when/where/how, etc.): “Are you going to buy it?” “It depends (on) how much it is.”
die OF an illness: “What did he die of?” “A heart attack.”