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Adjectives & prepositions – dependant prepositions

Some adjectives are usually followed by a preposition. These prepositions are called dependant prepositions. Check the list of some of the most common of these adjectives below.

Colorful chart of adjectives followed by specific prepositions, categorized by 'to', 'for', 'at', 'in', 'on', 'of', 'with', and 'about'. Examples include 'addicted to', 'famous for', 'good at', 'interested in', 'keen on', 'afraid of', 'angry with', and 'excited about'.

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Example sentences

To

  • She is addicted to coffee.
  • He is very close to his grandmother.
  • This recipe is different to/from the one I usually use.
  • It’s important to be kind to animals.
  • My aunt is married to a musician.
  • It’s not nice to be rude to strangers.
  • Your handwriting is similar to mine.

For

  • Smoking is bad for your health.
  • Italy is famous for its delicious food.
  • Walking is good for your heart.
  • I am sorry for any inconvenience caused.

At

  • She is good at mathematics.
  • He’s bad at lying; you can always tell the truth.
  • He was angry at himself for making that mistake.

In

  • Are you interested in learning Spanish?

On

  • My brother is keen on playing the guitar.
  • She got hooked on the new TV series.

Of

  • Many children are afraid of the dark.
  • You are capable of achieving great things.
  • She is very fond of her pets.
  • They are proud of their cultural heritage.
  • I’m tired of doing the same routine every day.

With

  • She was angry with him for forgetting her birthday.
  • He’s bored with the same lunch every day.
  • She is fed up with the constant delays.
  • He is obsessed with collecting stamps.
  • They were pleased with the results of the test.

About

  • She is angry about the cancelled flight.
  • We’re excited about our upcoming vacation.
  • I am sorry about the broken window.
  • They are worried about the weather for the wedding.