How to find the correct preposition
Where can the correct prepositions easily be found?
Often I find other prepositions in texts than mentioned in dicitionaries. With a 'string search' in the WWW then I try to find out whether this usage is common in the UK - a very tedious work and often doubts still remain.
E.g. They are critical about vaccination - or - They are critical of vaccination. The latter is definetely correct, but what about the first? Is it correct too but has a different meaning?
Where could I look this up?
Thank you very much for your help.
Re: How to find the correct preposition
I consult these dictionaries online:
critical - Definitions available for critical from Cambridge Dictionary Online: Free English Dictionary and Thesaurus
critical - Definition from Longman English Dictionary Online
Apart from that, some months ago I bought Oxford Collocations dictionary for students of English. Itīs very useful.
By the way, I couldnīt find critical īaboutī.
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