A preposition is a word that is placed before a noun or a pronoun that shows its relation to another word in a sentence. Sometimes certain verbs, nouns and adjectives are followed by certain prepositions. These prepositions are known as appropriate prepositions. Without these appropriate prepositions, sentences will not make sense.
Let us take a look at some verbs and their corresponding appropriate prepositions : agree to, believe in, blame for, charge with, congratulate on, depend on, depend upon, insist on, part from, accept to, appoint to, object to, prefer to, abstain from, recover from, comply with, …
Let us take a look at some nouns and their corresponding appropriate prepositions : confidence in, limit to, objection to, opportunity for, pity for, alliance with, assurance of, allegiance to, obedience to, disgrace to, deliverance from, respite from, …
Let us take a look at some adjectives and their corresponding appropriate prepositions : ashamed of, blind to, charitable to, charitable towards, deaf to, different from, grateful to, grateful for, parallel to, proud of, acceptable to, accustomed to, adjacent to, accomplished in, acquainted with, conscious of, …
- He stood under the tree.
- I do not believe in you.
- We agree to participate in the event.
- Hellen was recovered from malaria.
- This is an opportunity for growth.
- We have assurance of their continued support.
- Always have confidence in yourself.
- The boys are accustomed to loud music.
- I am grateful for your help.
- This is different from other books.
Thus, a noun, a verb or an adjective sometimes takes another appropriate preposition when it is placed in a different context.
- I differ with you on this matter. You thoughts differ from mine.
- She does not have influence with the Director. He has a tremendous influence on her.
- Jim was proud of his son. They were proud to announce the winner.