- Prepositions after Verbs (dabble in - furnish with)
- Prepositions after Verbs (name after - rush through)
gladden by: Harry aHHarry fwas gladdened by the birth of his first child.
glance at: John glanced at his watch and realized his watch had stopped working.
glance through: He had just enough time to glance through the paper at breakfast.
gloat over: The miser gloated over his money.
gloss over: Mike glossed over the loss of his job and started talking something else.
glow with: He entered the interview room glowing with confidence.
gossip about: Mrs. Goss loves to gossip about other people, especially her neighbours.
graduate from: He graduated from university with a degree in palmistry.
grieve about: She still grieves deeply about the loss of her father.
ground on/upon: You should ground your analysis on facts.
ground in: The new students were grounded in the basic principles of mathematics.
grumble about/at: My mother-in-law, like the farmers, is always grumbling about the weather.
haggle over/about: I haggled with the car salesman for about an hour over the price.
hear about: Did you hear about the latest mass killing?
help with: I helped her with the application form.
hide from: John would always hide under the bed from his drunk father.
hinder from: He’s hindered from a good night sleep by the constant noise from the expressway.
hint at: The spokesman hinted at the possible change of leadership.
hunt for: The police are hunting nationwide for the serial killer.
identify by: He was identified at an identity parade by a witness as the culprit.
impart to: The barman was happy to impart his knowledge of wine to me.
impose on/upon: A ban has been imposed on the sale of cigarettes to those below 18 years old.
impress by: We were impressed by the beauty of the rural landscape.
impress with: We were really impressed with the craftsmanship.
improve by: His musical skill can be improved by engaging a professional coach.
improve in: It is very advantageous to improve in whatever we are do.
include in: Labour charges are included in the bill for the repairs.
incorporate in: Not all the proposals and up-to-date information are incorporated in the report.
increase from: Budget for the welfare program has been increased from $500,000 to $800,000.
increase in: The sharp increase in crime is attributed to the current state of the economy.
inculcate in: Parents should inculcate a sense of discipline in their children.
indict for: The suspect was indicted for the crime of arson.
indulge in: I think we shouldn’t indulge in too much lunchtime drinking.
infect with: Some insects can infect human beings with deadly diseases.
infer from: One can reasonably infer from the evidence presented that insanity is hereditary.
infest with: The whole wasteland was heavily infested with rats.
inflate with: The egos of some people are really inflated with self-importance.
inflict on/upon: He’s found guilty for deliberately inflicting grievous bodily harm on his son.
inform of: The doctor will immediately inform you of any changes in her condition.
infuse with: The good news infused her with happiness.
inherit from: He inherited his loud and powerful voice from his grandfather.
inhibit from: The fear of ridicule inhibited students from raising questions.
initiate into: Last evening he was initiated into a religious cult.
insert in/into: Nick inserted a coin into the vending machine for some cigarettes.
insist on: She insisted on keeping a baby armadillo as a pet.
inspire by: The movie was really inspired by an actual event.
inspire to: Her dogged perseverance to succeed inspires others to do likewise.
instigate against: Foreigners were blamed for instigating a revolt against the government.
instill in/into: The parents instilled ethical values into their children at an early age.
instruct in: Ms. Olive instructed students in Latin.
intend for: The author’s second book was intended for golfing enthusiasts.
intercede with: The organization interceded with the authorities on my behalf.
interpolate in: Mary interpolated a casual remark in our conversation.
interrupt in: The leader was rudely interrupted in his speech by loud jeers.
intervene in: The police don’t usually intervene in what was essentially a private dispute.
introduce into: New subjects will be introduced into the syllabus next year.
intrude on/upon: We deeply resented her intruding on our conversation.
invite to: We have always been invited to her birthday.
involve in: I don’t see why I should involve myself in their affairs.
irritate by: He was irritated by the frequently loud argument that went on next door.
isolate from: The exceptionally violent child is isolated from other children.
jam with: The entrance was jammed with crowds trying to get in.
jeer at: The spectators jeered at their own team for their poor performance.
jockey for: The riders jockeyed for the best position.
joke with: The more we joked with each other, the closer we became.
judge by: We do not judge a book by its cover, do we?
judge from: Judging from the look on his face, we suspected he’s the one who took it.
jumble up: I arranged those things in a neat order but someone came along and jumbled them up.
justify to: He tried to justify his decision to us by saying that he had no alternative.
jut out: We marveled at the huge rocks jutting out from the steep side of the cliff.
know about: Nobody in the area knows much about the accident.
learn about: Did you learn about the birds and the bees when you were a child?
leave for: We’re leaving for London tonight.
lecture about/on: He lectures on the ancient civilizations of Greece and Rome.
lend to: I lent the lawn mover to my neighbour.
levy a tax/fine/charge, etc. on: The state government has levied a new tax on gasoline.
lie on: Joe likes to lie on a bench in the park.
limit to: Each customer is limited to two packets.
listen to: We listened in silence to his boring stories.
live at: As far as I know, he still lives at the same address.
long for: Bob longed for an exciting experience at sea.
long to: He longed desperately to be with her.
look like: It looks like she is going to demand an explanation from him.
lure away: The company tried to lure the salesman away from their competitor.
lurk around: They called the police when they saw a man lurking around outside their house.
make a fool of: Whenever he is drunk, he is certain to make a fool of himself.
make a fuss about/over: She made a big fuss about not being offered a drink.
make love to: He tried to make love to every girl he met.
marvel at: I marvel at his ability to maintain composure in any given situation.
matter to: I’ll buy it, the colour does not matter to me.
meditate on/upon: He meditated on the different solutions to the problem.
mention to: She didn’t mention it to me when I met her last night.
migrate between: Some whales migrate between one part of the ocean and another.
migrate from: Some species of birds migrate from Europe to Africa.
mingle with: Participants from various nations mingled freely with each other after the events.
mix with: He does not mix well with other people.
model on: This system is modeled on the one that originated in the United States.
multiply by: Two multiplied by two is four.
muse on/over: He sat musing over the sudden change of attitude of his girlfriend.
muster up: He failed to muster up the minimum support required to stand for election.