Corpus task: prepositions after adjectives

Use the British National Corpus (see link below).

Exercise

Prepositions after adjectives

Look up the following adjectives and find out which preposition(s) can be used after each of them. If two or more prepositions can be used, what difference in meaning is there between them? (Print or copy the table.)

 

 
about
at
in
of
on
with
afraid
 
 
 
 
 
 
angry
 
 
 
 
 
 
anxious
 
 
 
 
 
 
bored
 
 
 
 
 
 
brilliant
 
 
 
 
 
 
clever
 
 
 
 
 
 
crazy
 
 
 
 
 
 
dependent
 
 
 
 
 
 
fascinated
 
 
 
 
 
 
gifted
 
 
 
 
 
 
good
 
 
 
 
 
 
happy
 
 
 
 
 
 
ill
 
 
 
 
 
 
independent
 
 
 
 
 
 
interested
 
 
 
 
 
 
lousy
 
 
 
 
 
 
satisfied
 
 
 
 
 
 
suspicious
 
 
 
 
 
 
tired
 
 
 
 
 
 

Web resource

British National Corpus

http://www.natcorp.ox.ac.uk/

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