March 2nd, 2014 in English Learning
Here is a list of common noun + preposition combinations
The preposition for can be preceded by the following nouns.
A check for
- She wrote me a check for $300.
A demand for
- There is a huge demand for affordable housing.
- There was no need for your intervention.
A reason for
- I have no reason for accepting this job.
The preposition ‘in’ can be preceded by the following nouns.
A rise in
- There has been a huge rise in the price of petrol.
An increase in
- The manager said that he would like to see an increase in productivity.
A fall in
- Thanks to recession, there has been a fall in property prices.
A decrease in
- There has been a decrease in productivity.
Of can be preceded by the following nouns.
A cause of something
- You are the cause of all his problems.
A photograph of
- She showed me an old photograph of her grandmother.
The preposition to can be preceded by the following nouns.
Damage to something
- Such irresponsible acts will do a lot of damage to your reputation.
An invitation to
- I have received an invitation to their party.
- Her reaction to his behavior was rather strange.
A solution to
- We need to find a solution to this wretched problem.
An attitude to something / an attitude towards something
- Unless your change your attitude to / towards your problems, you will not solve them.
The preposition with can be preceded by the following nouns.
A relationship with
- She has ended her relationship with Peter.
A connection with
- He has good connections with several politicians.
A contact with
- I haven’t had any contact with her since I moved into Chicago.