Corpus task: prepositions after verbs

Use the British National Corpus (see link below).

Exercise

Prepositions after verbs

Look up the following verbs 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
for
in
of
on
with
accuse
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
agree
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
apologize
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ask
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
believe
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
care
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
depend
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
dream
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
hope
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
insist
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
laugh
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
mistake
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
quarrel
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
remind
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
shout
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
smile
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
think
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
wait
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Web resource

British National Corpus

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

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