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Appropriate Preposition:

  • Plead for ( ওকালতি করা (কোনকিছু) ) I pleaded with him for justice (against the wrong done to me).
  • Apply for ( আবেদন করা (কোন কিছু) ) He applied to the Secretary for the post.
  • Destined to ( ভাগ্য নির্দিষ্ট ) He was destined to death.
  • Pass away ( মারা যাওয়া ) He passes away last night.
  • Look over ( পরীক্ষা করা ) He is looking over the answer papers.
  • Proportionate to ( আনুপাতিক ) Punishment should be proportionate to offence.

Idioms:

  • A bolt from the blue ( সম্পূর্ন অপ্রত্যাশিত ) The news of his father's death came to him as a bolt from the blue.
  • All at once ( হঠাৎ ) All at once a tiger came out of the forest.
  • At a loss ( হতবু্দ্ধি ; কিংকর্তব্যবিমূঢ় ) He was at a loss and did not know what to do.
  • By and large ( প্রধানতঃ ) People in our village are by and large farmers.
  • slap on the wrist ( মৃদু শাস্তি ) Although he broke the rules, he was only given a slap on the wrist
  • till the cows come home ( অনেক সময় ধরে ) I could play outside till the cows come home