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
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
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
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
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
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
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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