Unit 132 Verb + Preposition 4 | of/for/from/on

 동사 + 전치사  4

  A     Verb + of

  • accuse / suspect somebody OF . . .
    • Sue accused me of being selfish.
    • Some students were suspected of cheating on the exam.
    approve / disapprove OF . . .
    • His parents don’t approve of what he does, but they can’t stop him.
    die OF (or FROM) an illness, etc.
    • “What did he die of?”  “A heart attack.”
    consist OF . . .
    • We had an enormous meal. It consisted of seven courses.

  B     Verb + for

  • pay (somebody) FOR . . .
    • I didn’t have enough money to pay for the meal. (not pay the meal)
    but  pay a bill / a fine / tax / rent / a sum of money, etc. (no preposition)
    • I didn’t have enough money to pay the rent.
    thank / forgive somebody FOR . . .
    • I’ll never forgive them for what they did.
    apologize (to somebody) FOR . . .
    • When I realized I was wrong, I apologized (to them) for my mistake.
    blame somebody/something FOR . . . , somebody is to blame FOR . . .
    • Everybody blamed me for the accident.
    • Everybody said that I was to blame for the accident.
    blame (a problem, etc.) ON . . .
    • Everybody blamed the accident on me.

  C     Verb + from

  • suffer FROM an illness, etc.
    • The number of people suffering from heart disease has increased.
    protect somebody/something FROM (or AGAINST) . . .
    • Sunscreen can protect you from the sun. (or . . . against the sun.)

  D     Verb + on

  • depend / rely ON . . .
    • “What time will you be home?”  “I don’t know. It depends on the traffic.”
    • You can rely on Jill. She always keeps her promises.
    You can use depend + when/where/how, etc. with or without on:
    • “Are you going to buy it?”  “It depends how much it is.” (or It depends on how much)
    live ON money/food
    • Michael’s salary is very low. It isn’t enough to live on.
    congratulate / compliment somebody ON . . .
    • I congratulated her on being admitted to law school.

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


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