Questions tagged [prepositional-verbs]

This tag is for questions about idiomatic phrases of verb + preposition combinations. Examples include: look at, go into, care for. Any questions about usages of prepositional verbs should go under this tag.

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Head over to=go to?

Let's say there is a field reporter, where he/she is asking you to follow him/her to a place. "We are now walking around in this shopping mall looking for the department store section, oh there it ...
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When to use “divides into”

I am trying to find out when the following phrase is correct and what is a better choice for the cases where it is not: ... (1) divides into ... (2) Examples Example 1: (1) is for example a country ...
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The preposition to use after the verb “to turn”

I couldn't found the directions of using the proper prepositions with the verb to turn. What is the right way of usage: to turn to, to turn into or to turn without any preposition? Especially in ...
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“Someone of the opposite gender” vs “Someone from the opposite gender”

Which one of these two structures is correct? Or can they be used interchangeably? "Someone of the opposite gender" "Someone from the opposite gender" What I try to mean by ...
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Glanced over her shoulder around the restaurant

She glanced over her shoulder around the restaurant. Does the sentence make sense if she's sitting with her back to the rest of the restaurant? Is it possible to glance over your own shoulder around ...
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Is 'means of' a prepositional verb?

In the sentence: "Rough and ready does not refer to time, but means of low or poor quality." Is 'means of' a prepositional verb? I searched for it in the internet but I didn't find a full reference ...
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Enrolling a second major?! Enrolling IN?

I heard a sentence: "Enrolling a second major will increase the career option." But I think it should be enrolling "in" a second major. Am I right? I looked at dictionary examples and I didn't find ...
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Difference between 'mulcted with' and 'mulcted of'

Mulct means ( mulct something of ) - Take money or possession from (someone) by fraudulent means. In this context, preposition " of " is understandable with this word. Example : Before he left for ...
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Verb + Preposition + Clause or Verb + Clause?

My question is straightforward: Should I use a preposition between a clause for verbs that ask a preposition? Examples: I am afraid of that you are infected. I am afraid that you are ...
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using the verb “to be” with the word “above”

Are these correct? Health is above wealth. No one is above the law. The old man is above ninety. I am above forty. if it's OK, can you please give me another example?
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listen (to) how/what

Here are excerpts from New York Post: The White Plains CPA’s whining began as soon as he trudged into the lower Manhattan courthouse on July 30, grousing to anyone who would listen how little time ...
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Is ‘switched on’ a prepositional verb?

He switched on a table lamp to banish the gloom of a winter afternoon. Is ‘switched on’ a prepositional verb? Is ‘To banish the gloom’ an infinitive phrase functioning as adverb, modifying the verb.
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“Both” vs “Both of” in case of passive voice

I am confused with this sentence: ...So, both of the speech signal and envelops were shifted with the same amount Should I use both or both of and why?
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Noun 'stuff' and the preposition for the verb 'do' in the phrase

I have to express something and I'd like to use stuff noun. The problem is a proper use do verb when doing is related to something. My phrase is Some privilege stuff should be done to it. I use it ...
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Is there a difference in meaning between “pleased with” and “pleased about”?

They say I'm pleased with your work \ performance (the noun implies duty or effort) I'm pleased about your wedding \ promotion (the noun is about some event) Is there a difference in ...
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Getting discouraged (by / with / from) somebody

I was wondering which prepositions(s)sound(s)natural in the following scenarios: Scenario 1: I'm your father! I want you to stop smoking, Anna. That's really harmful to your health. Sometimes, you ...