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ADJECTIVES AND PREPOSITIONS


Adjectives and Prepositions.

It´s very important to learn how to use prepositions that come after adjectives correctly, even though it can be a bit challenging due to the fact that there aren´t specific rules to apply it. It´s important to learn as you meet it so reading can help you a lot with it.
Follow some classic examples on how to use adjectives followed by prepositions:

With ‘at’

  • I’m quite good at English but I’m bad at maths and I’m terrible at physics.

With ‘for’

  • Jogging is good for your health but smoking is bad for you.
  • The town is famous for its cheese.

As well as ‘good for’, ‘bad for’ and ‘famous for’ we also say ‘qualified for’ ‘ready for’, ‘responsible for’, ‘suitable for’ and several others.

With ‘of’

I’m perfectly capable of doing it myself, thank you.
I’m very fond of this old sweatshirt.
As well as ‘capable of’ and ‘fond of’ we also say ‘aware of’, ‘full of’, ‘tired of’ and several others.

With ‘with’

  • We’re very pleased with your progress.
  • You’re not still angry with me are you?

As well as ‘pleased with’ and ‘angry with’ we also say ‘bored with’, ‘delighted with’, ‘satisfied with’ and several others.

With ‘to’

  • She’s the one who’s married to a doctor, isn’t she?
  • You’ll be responsible to the head of the Finance department.

Notice that you can be responsible for something but responsible to someone.
Other common adjective + preposition combinations include ‘interested in’ and ‘keen on’. It’s a good idea to make a note of new combinations in your vocabulary notebook as you meet them. Remember too that a preposition is followed by a noun or a gerund (‘ing’ form).

Remember that grammar has to be studied and reviwed constantly in order to keep up with it.

Source of examples: British Council

Adjetivos e preposições.

É muito importante aprender como usar preposições que vêm após adjetivos corretamente, embora possa ser um pouco difícil devido ao fato de que não há regras específicas para aplicá-lo. É muito importante para aprender como aplicar preposições após adjetivos a leitura pois você irá encontrá-los sendo aplicado de maneira prática.
Seguem alguns exemplos clássicos de como usar adjetivos seguidos de preposições:

With ‘at’

  • I’m quite good at English but I’m bad at maths and I’m terrible at physics.

With ‘for’

  • Jogging is good for your health but smoking is bad for you.
  • The town is famous for its cheese.

As well as ‘good for’, ‘bad for’ and ‘famous for’ we also say ‘qualified for’ ‘ready for’, ‘responsible for’, ‘suitable for’ and several others.
With ‘of’

I’m perfectly capable of doing it myself, thank you.
I’m very fond of this old sweatshirt.
As well as ‘capable of’ and ‘fond of’ we also say ‘aware of’, ‘full of’, ‘tired of’ and several others.

With ‘with’

  • We’re very pleased with your progress.
  • You’re not still angry with me are you?

As well as ‘pleased with’ and ‘angry with’ we also say ‘bored with’, ‘delighted with’, ‘satisfied with’ and several others.

With ‘to’

  • She’s the one who’s married to a doctor, isn’t she?
  • You’ll be responsible to the head of the Finance department.

Notice that you can be responsible for something but responsible to someone.
Outras combinações preposição comum adjetivo + incluem “interested in” e “keen on”. É uma boa fazer uma nota de novas combinações em seu caderno de vocabulário quando você encontrá-las. Lembre-se também que uma preposição é seguida por um substantivo ou um gerúndio (forma ‘ing’).

Source of examples: British Council

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