Hi English learners! Welcome to a new lesson. We will look at some common adjective+ preposition collocations with about, at, by, for, from, in, of, to, with.
Adjective + preposition collocations with ABOUT
The citizens were angry about the corruption.
She felt rather anxious about her health.
She felt embarrassed about forgetting his name.
He was enthusiastic about the idea.
The children are very excited about the Christmas holiday.
The neighbour was furious about the broken window.
She wasn’t very happy about her new job.
She was mad about Lady Gaga.
He was nervous about his exam.
She was optimistic about the future.
He felt pessimistic about his chances to win the race.
I’m really sad about your loss.
She was upset about missing the meeting.
Most parents are worried about their children using social media.
Adjective + preposition collocations with AT
We were amazed at the size of the streets in the city.
He was angry at the injustice.
The speaker was annoyed at the interruptions.
British people are really bad at learning languages.
She was clever at finding the best bargains.
He’s never been good at writing.
I’m hopeless at maths.
He was mad at her for being late.
I wasn’t present at the meeting. What was it about?
Everyone was shocked at the bad news.
He was skilled at making money.
The police were very slow at finding the bank robbers.
He’s been lucky at cards.
Adjective + preposition collocations with BY
Everyone was amazed by her story.
He was delighted by the good news.
She felt disturbed by her neighbour’s strange behaviour.
All attendees were fascinated by his speech.
The tourists were impressed by the archaeological site.
The novel was inspired by real events.
Everyone was shocked by the murderer’s confession.
She was surprised by his lack of good manners.
Adjective + preposition collocations with FOR
They were eager for meeting new people.
The city was famous for its hospitality.
I’m grateful for your help.
We should be prepared for bad weather.
He felt ready for marriage.
A pilot is responsible for passengers’ safety.
They were respected for being the best carpenters in the area.
She felt sorry for the sick man.
Do you think this TV programme is suitable for a child?
We are thankful for a wonderful evening.
Adjective + preposition collocations with FROM
He’s been absent from school all week.
His opinion was different from hers.
This food is organic and free from additives.
This bag is made from recycled plastic bottles.
You should wear sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun.
If you get in, you’ll be safe from the dog.
Adjective + preposition collocations with IN
His parents were disappointed in him.
She is experienced in teaching Biology.
Are you interested in chess?
Tom was involved in a legal dispute.
Vitamin D is naturally present in breast milk.
You can get a job in this company if you are skilled in metalwork.
The couple was successful in their careers.
Her son was talented in music.
Adjective + preposition collocations with OF
He was accused of stealing.
Are you afraid of the dark?
You should be ashamed of yourself for being always late.
They were aware of the problem.
Do you think you are capable of doing your homework by yourself?
The marathon runner was certain of success.
I am envious of you having a day off tomorrow.
I am very fond of theatre.
The cafe was full of people.
The jury found him guilty of forgery.
We are hopeful of victory.
She was independent of her parents.
People were jealous of his wealth.
The table is made of wood.
It is nice of you to help.
Her parents were very proud of her.
Are you scared of heights?
How sweet of you to come to my birthday!
I’m tired of your complaints.
The house is typical of the neighbourhood.
Adjective + preposition collocations with TO
Her eyes were accustomed to the dark.
He was addicted to sweets.
She is allergic to peanuts.
He was attached to his family.
He was committed to his work.
The author dedicated the book to his mother.
It is difficult to be indifferent to brutality.
He was married to a French woman.
Many people are opposed to the death penalty.
He has always been receptive to public opinion.
Here are some expressions related to happiness.
Her son was rude to me.
Her opinion was similar to mine.
Adjective + preposition collocations with WITH
Are you angry with me?
I am bored with this film.
We were blessed with nice weather.
She is quite content with her job.
A bad diet is connected with health issues.
He was delighted with his new computer.
They were disappointed with the hotel service.
Fed up with
I am fed up with living in the city.
Are you familiar with Roman history?
His mother was furious with him.
I’m pleased with the exam results.
The club is popular with young people.
He wasn’t satisfied with his phone, so he took it back to the shop.
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