UNIT 128. Adjective + Preposition 2

Canada-30 grammar
  1. A
  2. B
  3. C

A

Adjective + of(1)
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afraid / frightened / terrified / scared OF …
– “Are you afraid of spiders?” “Yes, I’m terrified of them.”

fond / proud / ashamed / jealous / envious OF …
– Why are you always so jealous of other people?

suspicious / critical / tolerant OF …
– He didn’t trust me. He was suspicious of my intentions.

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B

Adjective + of(2)
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aware / conscious OF …
– “Did you know he was married?” “No, I wasn’t aware of that.”

capable / incapable OF …
– I’m sure you are capable of passing the exam.

full / short OF …
– The letter I wrote was full of mistakes. (not full with)
– I’m a little short of money. Can you lend me some?

typical OF …
– He’s late again. It’s typical of him to keep everybody waiting.

tired / sick OF …
– Come on, let’s go! I’m tired of waiting. (= I’ve had enough of waiting)

certain / sure OF or ABOUT …
– I think she’s arriving tonight, but I’m not sure of that. or … sure about that.

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C

Adjective + at / to / from / in / on / with / for
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good / bad / excellent / better / hopeless, etc. AT …
– I’m not very good at repairing things. (not good in repairing things.)

married / engaged TO …
– Linda is married to an American. (not married with)
but Linda is married with three children. (= she is married and has three children)

similar TO …
– Your writing is similar to mine.

different FROM or different THAN …
– The film was different from what I’d expected. (or different than what I’d expected)

interested IN …
– Are you interested in art?

dependent ON … (but independent OF …)
– I don’t want to be dependent on anybody.

crowded WITH (people, etc.)
– The streets were crowded with tourists. (but full of tourists)

famous FOR …
– The Italian city of Florence is famous for its art treasures.

responsible FOR …
– Who was responsible for all that noise last night?

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