Words followed by particular prepositions
February 26th, 2012 in English Grammar
You agree with a person, an opinion or a policy.
I cannot agree with you.
I can’t agree with your opinion.
I don’t agree with your policies.
You agree about a subject of discussion.
I think he is the right man for me. We agree about most things.
We agree on a matter for discussion.
We couldn’t agree on a price.
She agreed to my suggestion and accepted the job.
We can get angry with/at a person for doing something.
She was angry with me for breaking her window. OR She was angry at me for breaking her window.
We can get angry about something.
I am angry about the rampant corruption plaguing our society.
When you are anxious about something, you are worried about it.
She is anxious about his safety. (= She is worried about his safety.)
When you are anxious for something, you are eager to have it.
When you are anxious to do something, you are eager to do it.
She is anxious to leave.
To care for somebody is to look after him or her.
He spent his whole life caring for his autistic daughter.
Care for can also mean ‘like’.
He really cares for his grandmother.
To care about something is to think that it is important.
I don’t care about your opinion.