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Appropriate Preposition:

  • Prior to ( পূর্বে ) Prior to that, he was in a wretched condition.
  • Listen to ( শোনা ) Listen to the news on the radio.
  • Vary from ( আলাদা হওয়া ) His opinion varies from his brother's.
  • Respond to ( উত্তর দেওয়া ) Nobody responded to my call.
  • Prohibit from ( বারণ করা ) I prohibited him from going there.
  • Inquire about ( অনুসন্ধান করা (কোন ব্যপার) ) I inquired of him about (into) the matter.

Idioms:

  • Call a spade a spade ( অপ্রিয় সত্য কথা বলা ) I have no hesitation to call a spade a spade.
  • For good ( চিরকালের জন্য ) He left the country for good.
  • Come off with flying colours ( জয়লাভ করা ) Our School team came off with flying colours.
  • Of course ( অবশ্যই ) Of course, you know what that means
  • a rotten apple ( কোনো একটা দলের সব ভালোর মধ্যে খারাপ বা মন্দটা ) In any group of average citizens there are bound to be a few rotten apples.
  • harp on the same string ( এক কথা বারবার বলা )