Unit 126 Noun + Preposition (reason for, cause of, etc)

 명사 + 전치사

  A     Noun + for . . .

  • a check FOR (a sum of money)
    • They sent me a check for $200.
    a demand / a need FOR . . .
    • The company closed down because there wasn’t enough demand for its product.
    • There’s no excuse for behavior like that. There’s no need for it.
    a reason FOR . . .
    • The train was late, but nobody knew the reason for the delay. (not reason of)

  B     Noun + of . . .

  • an advantage / a disadvantage OF . . .
    • The advantage of living alone is that you can do what you like.
    but  there is an advantage to (or in) doing something.
    • There are many advantages to living alone. (or . . . in living alone)
    a cause OF . . .
    • The cause of the explosion is unknown.
    a photo / a picture / a map / a plan / a drawing, etc. OF . . .
    • Rachel showed me some photos of her family.
    • I had a map of the town, so I was able to find my way around.

  C     Noun + in . . .

  • an increase / a decrease / a rise / a drop IN (prices, etc.)
    • There has been an increase in the number of traffic accidents recently.
    • Last year was a bad one for the company. There was a big drop in sales.

  D     Noun + to . . . /toward . . .

  • damage TO . . .
    • The accident was my fault, so I had to pay for the damage to the other car.
    an invitation TO . . . (a party / a wedding, etc.)
    • Did you get an invitation to the party?
    a solution TO (a problem) / a key TO (a door) / an answer TO (a question) / a reply TO (a letter) / a reaction TO . . .
    • I hope we find a solution to the problem. (not a solution of the problem)
    • I was surprised at her reaction to my suggestion.
    an attitude TOWARD . . .
    • His attitude toward his job is very negative.

  E     Noun + with . . . /between . . .

  • a relationship / a connection / contact WITH . . .
    • Do you have a good relationship with your parents?
    • The police want to question a man in connection with the robbery.
    but  a relationship / a connection / contact / a difference BETWEEN two things or people
    • The police believe that there is no connection between the two crimes.
    • There are some differences between British and American English.

 § Units 126-133, 135-142(3rd Ed. 추가분)은 설명없이 책의 내용을 그대로 옮겼습니다. – 國伊


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