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6. Typical Prepositions with Adjective and Noun

Predicate Adjective + Preposition Collocation + Gerund accused of, accustomed to, ashamed of, astonished at, attached to, averse to, bent on, compared to, conducive to, conversant with, crazy about, devoid of, (dis)satisfied with, doubtful of/about, enthusiastic about, envious of, equivalent to, familiar to/with, fond (of), identical to, incumbent upon, intent on, open to/for, opposed to, prone to, reliant on, subject to, used to Following adjectives, when used without preposition often have different meanings. absent (from), afraid (of), aware (of), capable (of), characteristic (of), close (to), compliant (with), conditional (on), conscious (of), content (with), curious (about), different from, emphatic (about), equal (to), equivalent (to), familiar (with), frustrated (with), guilty (of), harmful (to), immune (to), inclined (towards), inherent (in), keen (on), key (to), kind (to), liable (to), opposite (to) (= “contrasting”), proud (of), ready (for), responsible (to/for), short (of), sensitive (to/towards), serious (about), similar (to), sick (of), superior (to), susceptible (to), tired (of), typical (of), vulnerable (to), worthy (of)

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