Category Prepositions with Adjectives

Podcast #130 Prepositions with Adjectives (9)

 Published in the category Grammar and Usage, Prepositions with Adjectives

satisfied with When you are satisfied with something, that means it meets your standards or expectations. It is sufficiently good. It is acceptable He was satisfied with his daughter’s grades. Are you satisfied with this hotel?   scared of/by/for To be scared means to experience fear. Scared of means about the same as afraid of. […] Read More

Podcast #119 Prepositions with Adjectives (8)

 Published in the category Grammar and Usage, Prepositions with Adjectives

Welcome to Podcast #119 of ESL Aloud. This is the eighth lesson that deals with the prepositions that come after certain adjectives. The adjective constructions you will practice in this lesson are: kind of, kind to, nice of, nice to, married to, nervous about, nervous over, pleased with, pleased about, responsible for, responsible to.   […] Read More

Podcast #106 Prepositions with Adjectives (6)

 Published in the category Grammar and Usage, Prepositions with Adjectives

happy for/to/with When you are happy for a person, you are happy that something good has happened for that person. Her wedding was just beautiful. I was so happy for her. I was happy for him when he passed his exams. The phrase happy to indicates that you are willing to do something. It usually […] Read More

Podcast #86 Prepositions with Adjectives (5)

 Published in the category Grammar and Usage, Prepositions with Adjectives

generous to/with/of The main meaning of generous is “giving” or “sharing.” Let’s start with the combinations generous to and generous with. A person is generous to other people or generous with other people. With this meaning, the phrase generous to is more common than generous with, but they are both equally acceptable. He is generous […] Read More

Podcast #78 Prepositions with Adjectives (4)

 Published in the category Grammar and Usage, Prepositions with Adjectives

friendly with/to/toward Let’s begin the discussion of the adjective friendly by practicing sentences with the phrase friends with. It will make it a little easier to understand the phrases with friendly. If you are friends with someone it means that person is a friend of yours. He has been friends with Kelly for over twenty […] Read More

Podcast #56 Prepositions Used with Adjectives (3)

 Published in the category Grammar and Usage, Prepositions with Adjectives

I am delighted with the progress we have made. I am delighted by the progress we have made. The senator was delighted with the outcome of the election. The senator was delighted by the outcome of the election. The coach is delighted with his team’s performance. The coach is delighted by his team’s performance. I […] Read More

Podcast #45 Prepositions Used with Adjectives (2)

 Published in the category Grammar and Usage, Prepositions with Adjectives

ashamed of I was ashamed of my behavior last night. Aren’t you ashamed of what you did? Don’t be ashamed of who you are. She was ashamed of her family. He has nothing to be ashamed of. ashamed for can replace ashamed of when it is followed by the -ing form of a verb. You […] Read More

Podcast #44 Prepositions with Adjectives

 Published in the category Grammar and Usage, Prepositions with Adjectives

accustomed to My mother was accustomed to eating in fine restaurants. His eyes slowly became accustomed to the dark. In war you become accustomed to the smell of death. afraid of Some people are afraid of thunder and lightning. I am afraid of swimming in deep water. What are you afraid of? She is afraid […] Read More

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