Adjectives: prepositional adjectives

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Overview

Susan is afraid of dogs.

Prepositional adjectives (e.g. 'bad at') are combinations of an adjective (bad) and a preposition (at). Unfortunately, there is no rule that can be generally applied, which means each adjective proposition combination needs to be learned individually . Some adjectives can even be combined with different prepositions (e.g. 'angry with' or 'angry about'.

'with'

  • Are you still angry with your brother?

'to'

  • Everyone was opposed to cutting the trees at the park.

'for'

  • Tesla is famous for many groundbreaking experiments involving electricity.

'of'

  • I'm tired of eating the same thing for lunch.

'in'

  • He said he wasn't involved in the scandal.