Prepositions after Adjectives

accused of (accused of a crime) fit to (fit to look after old people)
accustomed to (accustomed to a life of luxury) fond of (fond of her, fond of swimming)
acquainted with (acquainted with him) friendly to/towards (friendly to visitors)
addicted to (addicted to gambling) frightened of (frightened of spider)
afraid of (afraid of dogs) full of (full of mistakes)
agreeable to (agreeable to the idea) furious about/at/with (furious with him for not ….)
akin to (akin to a guitar) generous to (generous to the kids)
alarmed at/by (alarmed at the prospect of) generous of (generous of you contribute Prepositions after Adjectives so much)
amazed at (amazed at his rapid recovery) good at (good at reading maps)
amazed by (amazed by the performance) good for (good for your health)
angry with (angry with a person) good of (good of you to come)
angry at (angry at something) happy about (happy about riding a horse)
annoyed about/by (annoyed by his carelessness) happy with (happy with my new car)
annoyed with (annoyed with him for not calling) hopeless at (hopeless at mathematics)
anxious about (anxious about flying) impressed with/by (impressed with the quality)
ashamed of (ashamed of yourself Prepositions after Adjectives) incapable of (incapable of passing the examination)
astonished by (astonished by his successive wins) interested in (interested in politics)
aware of (aware of the dangers) interested to (interested to know your idea)
bad at (bad at chess) jealous of (jealous of his success)
bad for (bad for health) keen on (keen on photography)
bored with (bored with her job) kind of (kind of you to …)
busy with (busy with his work) kind to (been kind to me)
capable of (capable of murder) married to (married to a wealthy man)
certain about (certain about what he said) nervous about (nervous Prepositions after Adjectives about my exams)
certain of (certain of how much he put in) nervous of (always nervous of rats)
clever at (clever at knitting) nice of (nice of you to help)
clever with (clever with his hand) pleased about (pleased about the results)
clever of (clever of him) pleased with (pleased with his new house)
conscious of (conscious of the need to …) pleased to (pleased to see you here)
critical of (critical of others) proud of (proud of his new house/proud of winning)
crowded with (crowded with tourists) quick at (quick at writing/quick at losing her temper)
delighted with Prepositions after Adjectives (delighted with the present) ready for (ready for it)
dependent on (dependent on their parents for food) responsible for (responsible for the murder)
different from (different from each other) scared of (scared of dogs)
different to (different to mine) shocked at (shocked at their loss)
different in (different in their sizes) short of (short of money)
disappointed with/in (with your work/in our plans) similar to (His opinions are similar to mine.)
disappointed about (disappointed about not being told) sorry for (feel sorry for him)
disappointed at (disappointed at not being invited) stupid of (stupid of him to say Prepositions after Adjectives that)
disappointed to (disappointed to see him there) sure of (sure of attending)
engaged to (engaged to a tall man) surprised at (surprised at her behaviour)
envious of (envious of her success) suspicious of/about (suspicious of his intentions)
excellent at (excellent at speaking) terrified at (terrified at the possibility of meeting him)
excited about (excited about going on a boat trip) terrified of (terrified of heights)
excited at (excited at the new discoveries) tired of (tired of hearing the same remark)
excited by (excited by the possibility of promotion) tolerant of (tolerant of their son’s Prepositions after Adjectives beliefs)
famous for (famous for its cheese) typical of (typical of him to behave like that)
famous as (famous as a singer) upset about/by/over (upset about the disagreement)
fed up with (fed up with waiting) used to (used to traveling by night)
fit for (fit for the job) worried about (worried about her exams)

Exercise 624. Fill in the blanks with the correct prepositions(in, on, next, to, under, over, between).

1. The dresser is ... the bedroom. 2. The shoes are ... the bed. 3. The clock radio is ... the photo. 4. The night table is ... the bed and the dresser. 5. The sink is ... the Prepositions after Adjectives toilet. 6. The mirror is ... the sink. 7. The table is ... the sofa. 8. The sofa is ... the living room. 9. The pictures are ... the sofa. 10. The flowers are ... the television. 11. The telephone is ... the wall. 12. The plate is ... the table. 13. The clock is ... the refrigerator. 14. The cabinets are ... the kitchen. 15. The toaster is ... the refrigerator.

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