is a word or phrase placed before a Noun or Pronoun or Noun Phrase or Pronoun
Phrase. Prepositions are used to indicate various kinds of relations,
such as, place, time, method and manner, reason and purpose, possession
and direction and motion.
by : Everyone must abide by the judgment of the court.
with : we must abide with our friends through thick and thin.
in : The sea abounds in wealth.
from : He absconds from classes only when he is ill.
from : The clerk is absent from his section.
of : The judge absolved the official of charges of corruption.
in : Lata is absorbed in singing.
from : Postal employees abstained from their duties protesting against
the Government’s indifference towards their problems.
of : There is abundance of oil and natural gas in the Godavari basin.
in : Rice is abundant in the Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh.
to : The Government acceded to the demands of the striking employees.
by : Bill Clinton, the President of the United States of America, accompanied
by his daughter and other high-level officials, visited India.
to : According to Darwin, man has evolved out of the ape.
for : The accountant must account for the shortage of cash in the treasury.
of : The man was accused of smuggling and murder.
to : The boy is accustomed to reading till midnight.
of : The judge acquitted him of all charges of corruption.
with : After returning from South Africa, Gandhi went round the country
to acquaint himself with the people and their
to : We must adapt ourselves to different environments.
to : He admitted his son to a public school.
to : Government employees must adhere to a code of conduct.
to : My office is adjacent to my house.
to : For want of quorum the committee meeting was adjourned to the
of : Children are afraid of dogs.
to : The Government agreed to the demands of the employees.
with : I agree with you that afforestation brings ecological balance.
on : All the members of the teachers’ association agreed on the need
to observe punctuality.
28. ail from
: The nation is ailing from disunity.
29. aim at
: The hunter aimed his shot at the deer.
30. akin to
: Man is akin to other animals in almost all matters.
against … with : The leaders of the opposition parties argued with
the Prime Minister against revising the Constitution.
of : Ashamed of her failure in the examinations, a girl committed suicide.
ask for : He asked me for a sheet of paper.
after : Avaricious persons aspire after more and more money.
with : Vinoba Bhave was associated with the Sarvodaya Movement.
to : I have urgent work to attend to.
on : Doctors and nurses attend on patients.
to : Snakes are said to be attentive to music.
on : Dr.S.Radhakrishnan was an authority on Eastern philosophy.
over : In India the executive has no authority over the judiciary.
of : We must avail ourselves of every opportunity to prosper in life.
of : In a democratic country the people must be aware of their duties
43. bear with
: As a teacher I cannot bear with indiscipline.
in : Indians believe in superstitions.
of : The last child is generally the most beloved of the parents.
from : We must be benefited from the experience and example of others.
of : There is no benefit of sending sub-standard sports team abroad.
48. bend before
: We should not bend before traitors.
49. bend on
: The University is bent on introducing information technology courses.
50. bend to
: Weak persons bend to pressure.
on : God bestowed his favour on me.
on : The resolutions passed by the majority of the cabinet, are binding
on the entire Cabinet.
with : I am blessed with four daughters.
in : The beggar seems to be blind in both the eyes.
to : Parents generally are blind to the faults of their children.
at : The newly married couple blush at each other.
of : One should not boast of one’s own virtues.
58. boil with
: Gopal boiled with anger when Ravi called him a rogue.
59. born of
: Michael Faraday was born of poor parents.
60. brim with
: On the eve of the examinations, the boy is brimming with confidence.
with : An honest man’s path is always bristled with difficulties.
over : There is no use of brooding over our past misfortunes.
63. busy in
: I am busy preparing notes.
64. busy with
: The Principal is busy with examinations.
of : Bears are capable of climbing trees.
66. care about
: Selfish rulers do not care about the welfare of toiling masses.
67. care for
: Some persons do not care for breakfast.
of : The student was careful of his words in front of the Principal.
69. cash in
on : Unscrupulous people try to cash in on our ignorance.
for : Although there is political instability in the country, there
is no cause for panic.
against : An opposition leader leveled charges of corruption against
with : An official of the Air Force was charged with spying for a foreign
to : Both sons and daughters have a claim to ancestral property.
of : The clash of interests between America and Russia took the world
to the brink of disaster.
with : The Border Security Force jawans clashed with some cross country
up…down : Cats can climb up and down the trees very quickly.
to : One must cling to the truth at all times.
to : Huck and Jim are close to each other.
with : Many people died when a passenger bus collided with a transport
with : Terrorists and extremists colluded with smugglers to destroy
into : Paes and Bhupati have combined into a fine doubles team in Tennis.
with: Wages must be commensurate with the volume of work.
to : Democracy is committed to the welfare of the people.
with : Spiritualists commune with supernatural powers.
to : Sardar Patel is compared to Bismarck of Germany.
with : Mumbai can be compared with Hollywood in some respects.
for : The Management must compensate in cash for the loss of life or
limb suffered by the workers.
from : Corrupt officials must be eliminated from public life.