"I was reading the dictionary. I thought
it was a poem about everything."
                     --Steven Wright

Appropriate Preposition:

  • Preside over ( সভাপতিত্ব করা ) He presided over the meeting.
  • Differ on ( ভিন্ন মত হওয়া (ব্যপার) ) I differ with you on this point.
  • Occupied in ( নিয়োজিত ) He is occupied in writing a letter.
  • Engaged to ( বাগদত্ত ) Lila was engaged to him.
  • Contribute to ( দান হিসাবে দেওয়া ) He contributed one thousand taka to the Flood Relief Fund.
  • Proportionate to ( আনুপাতিক ) Punishment should be proportionate to offence.

Idioms:

  • At a stretch ( একটানা ) He can run ten miles at a stretch.
  • Call a spade a spade ( অপ্রিয় সত্য কথা বলা ) I have no hesitation to call a spade a spade.
  • but me no buts ( কিন্তু কিন্তু করো না )
  • Black sheep ( কুলাঙ্গার ) He is a black sheep in his family.
  • Slip of the pen ( লেখায় অসতর্কতাবশতঃ সামান্য ভুল ) This mistake is due to a slip of the pen.
  • All but ( প্রায় ) The poor villagers are all but ruined.