Grammar: Prepositional Verb/Prepositions of Direction
Chapter Media and Society “ Social Media: Its Influence and Control over People’s Live
Grammar Exercise From the Book: Page: 25
B. A prepositional verb is a combination of a verb and a preposition. It is simply a verb followed by a preposition (prepositional verb = verb + preposition).
Now, use the following prepositional verbs in sentences
apologize to: She must apologize to Ram for her lateness.
adapt to: It is really hard for him to adapt to the new school.
devote to: The raised money will be devoted to preparing the school gate.
refer to: His teacher never referred to her again.
reply to: They did not reply to his question about the school.
admire for: We admire her for what she has done to her society.
apply for: She wants to apply for the vacant post.
pray for: We pray for her quick recovery.
scold for: Mother scolds her daughter for doing nonsense works.
vote for: If I get a chance, I’d probably vote for you.
aim at: He takes a gun and aim at the tiger.
arrive at : At what time will the bus arrive at the police station?
glance at : Rohan shot a glance at Susma.
look at: She searched and looked at him.
bring up: They are fighting to bring up a house alone.
agree on: We can all agree on our principal’s advice.
comment on: The teacher rejected to comment on facebook posts.
concentrate on: We should concentrate on our class 11 exam.
rely on: We can rely on our education system.
count on: He is counting on the money from the bank to buy a new book.
grow up: She grew up to become a famous teacher.
escape from: The school students tried their best to escape from the burning school.
recover from: She prayed he would recover from his illness.
resign from: The police officer resigned from the police force after the incident.
suffer from: He suffers from health problems.
separate from: The females are kept separate from males in the hostel.
worry about: They don’t need to worry about us.
argue about: They are arguing about our school uniform.
boast about: He likes to boast about how his son is a teacher.
dream about: He had the dream about starting a new business with Musk.
acquaint with: The aim of the programme seems to be to acquaint people with new technology.
agree with: She is simply saying that she agrees with the man.
charge with: They are charged with attempting to shoot an innocent.
trust with: She is the first person I’d trust with my bike.
confuse with: It is the easiest to confuse with latest technology.
believe in: She has to believe in herself to pass the exam.
involve in: I was involved in new technological tools.
succeed in: He was filled with the positivity to succeed in his career.
specialize in: They specialize in quality education training.
absorb in: She absorbed herself in music to become a singer.
Prepositions of direction
B. Complete the following sentences using the correct prepositions of direction:
to, toward, onto, or into.
a. Prem drove Milan …to… the airport. b. The plane landed …onto… the runway.
c. The kids climbed …onto… the monkey bars.
d. Manish and Richa moved the table …into… the dining room.
e. Ganesh almost fell …into… the river.
f. Lalit and Sarita took the bus that was heading …toward… the university.
C. Complete the sentences with the correct preposition from the brackets.
a. While we were hiking …through… the forest, we saw a mountain lion. (across/ through/along/under)
b. The leopards walked in a circle …round… the baby giraffe before they attacked. (into/towards/round/through)
c. Go …out of… the building and turn left. (into/up/off/out of)
d. She ran …away from… home when she was eighteen. (towards/away from/down/ across)
e. Raindrops ran …down… the windscreen making it difficult to see the road. (into/up/down/over)
f. Hemanta put the plate …onto… the table and began to eat his dinner. (onto/ into/up/off)
g. The frightened deer disappeared …into… the forest. (up/onto/into/toward)
h. We were driving …towards… the City Centre when we had an accident. (up/into/ towards/along)
i. The smoke from the fire went …up… into the sky. (into/up/to/onto)