In this episode we’re going to help you revise and practise prepositions that are commonly found after some popular nouns.
Listener Feedback: Mamen
Mamen listens to podcasts while walking the dog. That’s a great idea!
“It’s been a while since I’ve spoken to you”
Thanks for the invitation to visit Biescas. We’ll try to make it up there at the end of the summer.
Have a wonderful summer!
A dependent preposition is a preposition that always follows the same expression; for example, we say ‘interested in’ and not X ‘
interested on‘ or ‘ interested about‘ X.
As we saw in the previous two episodes, dependent prepositions can depend on a verb or adjective, as well as a noun.
There are dependent prepositions which go before certain nouns and others that go after certain nouns.
in agreement – Are we in agreement with the way English should be taught?
in doubt – I’m in doubt about which course to write next.
in a hurry – Are you in a hurry to finish this podcast?
increase/decrease in – rise/fall in “There’s been a fall in the value of the euro and the pound.”
difficulty in/with – Is there anything you’re having difficulty with?
(take) advantage of – Take advantage of these podcasts and the free courses on mansioningles.com
as a result of – As a result of this podcast we’ve met some wonderful people.
information about/on – Where can listeners find information about/on FCE courses? On the Mansión Inglés website
anxiety about – She feels a lot of anxiety about her test tomorrow.
on strike – Have you ever gone on strike?
on average – How much coffee do you drink on average?
on the whole – On the whole, are you pleased with life in Valencia?
opinion on (attitude towards) – What’s your attitude towards underage drinking?
at risk – Do you think the EU is at risk? Will it break up?
at fault – I apologise. I am at fault. Sorry!
need for – There’s a need for good government. / There’s a need for change.
reason for – What’s the reason for the indecision in Spanish politics?
taste for – There’s a well-known podcaster with a taste for dark chocolate.
under guarantee/warranty – have you got anything at home that’s still under guarantee?
under age – Did you drink alcohol when you were under age?
solution to – I’m afraid they had no solution to our problem.
PREPOSITIONS BEFORE AND AFTER A NOUN
in answer to – In answer to our request, we were given some help.
for the love of … – “Don’t do it, for the love of God!”
in lieu of (= in place of, instead of) – My boss gave me a day off work in lieu of extra pay.
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