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Appropriate Preposition:

  • Pity for ( করুণা ) Have pity for the poor.
  • Occupied in ( নিয়োজিত ) He is occupied in writing a letter.
  • Compete with ( প্রতিযোগিতা করা (কোন একজন) ) I competed with him for the first prize.
  • Argue for ( যূক্তি দেখানো (কোন কিছু) ) I argued with him for the point.
  • Smell of ( গন্ধ দেয় ) This glass smells of wine.
  • Commence on ( শুরু করা ) Our examination commences on the 3rd July.

Idioms:

  • Man of letters ( পন্ডিত লোক ) Sir Ashutosh Mukherjee was a man of letters.
  • Slow coach ( অলস প্রকৃতির লোক ) You cannot expect much from a slow coach like him.
  • Carry the day ( জয়লাভ করা ) Rajib, the best player of the school, carried the day in the annual sports.
  • Heart and soul ( সর্বান্তঃকরণে ) Try heard and soul and you will succeed.
  • the exact point ( কাঁটায়-কাঁটায় )
  • Burning question ( তীব্র বিতর্কের বিষয় ) The problem of the dowry system is the burning question of the day.