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    albertino is offline Senior Member
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    Default Doubts about the using of prepositions

    Such little words(prepositions), like articles, have made me confused for a long time.

    My question is: we understand that intransitive verbs (or even some transitive verbs), adjectives, adverbs, nouns can be followed by prepositions. In these circumstances, when an intransitive verb is followed by another noun in a sentence and a preposition is needed, I just don't know whether the preposition should match with the preceding verb or the noun.

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    Default Re: Doubts about the using of prepositions

    Hello, albertino.

    Don't cry, I'm sure we can solve this :)

    But I'd love it you could give us some examples, and tell us exactly what you need.

    Trisia

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    Default Re: Doubts about the using of prepositions

    Quote Originally Posted by Trisia View Post
    Hello, albertino.

    Don't cry, I'm sure we can solve this :)

    But I'd love it you could give us some examples, and tell us exactly what you need.

    Trisia
    Thanks, Trisia.
    My examples are:
    (1)She is emotionally upset at/for(?) being paid little attention to.
    (2)He made a study on/of(?) the influence of the moon on the tides.
    (3)He has great influence on/with(?) the Government.
    (4)He cracks a joke on/with (?) him.

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