Preposition with Adjective Examples – use, rules & test exercise
|1. List of common adjectives and the prepositions that normally follow them|
|accustomed to||afraid of||answerable to||attached to|
|aware of||capable of||dependent on||different to|
|doubtful about||enthusiastic about||excited about||famous for|
|fond of||guilty of||interested in||keen on|
|opposed to||pleased with||popular with||proud of|
|related to||rich in||satisfied with||serious about|
|similar to||suitable for||suspicious of||used to (= accustomed to)|
2. Some adjectives can be followed by either of two or more prepositions
annoyed about something The Ministry was annoyed about criticism in the paper
annoyed with someone They were. annoyed with us for charging them
good/bad at something I’m very bad at mathematics.
good/bad for something The expected cut in interest will be good for industry.
good/bad with something She should be in Marketing. She’s very good with customers.
responsible to someone The Export Manager is responsible to the Sales Director.
responsible for something He is responsible for preparing handouts.
sorry about something I am sorry about the job. It’s a shame you didn’t get it.
sorry for doing something He said he was sorry for keeping me waiting.
(feel) sorry for someone I feel very sorry for Peter. He has been fired.
3. These combinations of adjectives with prepositions may be followed by noun or noun phrase.
The students were very excited about the results of the experiment.
4. When followed by a verb, the -ing form must be used.
Please let me know whether you would be interested in arranging a meeting.