Unit 120. Verb + preposition (2)
Study this list of verbs + preposition:
dream ABOUT someone/something: I dreamed about you last night.
dream OF being something / doing something (= imagine): I often dream of being rich.
also: “(I) wouldn’t dream (of doing something)”: “Don’t tell anyone what I said.” “No, I wouldn’t dream of it.”
happen TO someone/something: A strange thing happened to me the other day.
What happened to that gold watch you used to have?
hear ABOUT something (= be told about something): Did you hear about the fight in the club on Saturday night?
Have you heard about Jane? She’s getting married.
hear OF someone/something (= know that someone/something exists): “Who is Tom Brown?” “I have no idea. I’ve never heard of him.”
Have you heard of a company called “Smith Electronics”?
hear FROM someone (= receive a letter / telephone call from someone): “Have you heard from Ann recently?” “Yes, she wrote to me last week.”
laugh/smile AT someone/something: I look stupid with this haircut. Everyone will laugh at me.
listen TO someone/something: We spent the evening listening to records.
live ON money/food: George’s salary is very low. It isn’t enough to live on.
look AT someone/something (= look in the direction of): Why are you looking at me like that?
also: have a look AT, stare AT, glance AT
look FOR someone/something (= try to find): I’ve lost my keys. Can you help me look for them?
look AFTER someone/something (= take care of): She’s very old. She needs someone to look after her.
meet WITH someone (= have a meeting with): Our representatives met with the president of the company.
pay (someone) FOR something: I didn’t have enough money to pay for the meal.
but: pay a bill / a fine / $50 / a fare / taxes, etc. (no preposition)
rely ON someone/something: You can rely on Jack. He always keeps his promises.