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Appropriate Preposition:

  • Enquire into ( অনুসন্ধান করা (কোন ব্যপার) ) He enquired of me into the matter.
  • Apply to ( আবেদন করা (ব্যক্তি) ) He applied to he Secretary for the post.
  • Aptitude for ( স্বাভাবিক দক্ষতা ) I have no aptitude for Mathematics.
  • Live for ( বেঁচে থাকা ) He lives for fame.
  • Replace with another ( পরিবর্তন করা (একটি জিনিস) ) Replace this chair with new one.
  • Compare with ( তুলনা করা (সদৃশ বস্তু) ) Rabindranath may be compared with Shakespeare.

Idioms:

  • Call a spade a spade ( অপ্রিয় সত্য কথা বলা ) I have no hesitation to call a spade a spade.
  • By and by ( শীঘ্র ) He will come here by and by.
  • Bed of roses ( আরামদায়ক অবস্থা ) Life is not a bed of roses.
  • As if ( যেন ) He swims so beautifully as if he is the Olympic gold medalist.
  • At arm’s length ( দূরে ) Try to keep the bad boy at arm’s length.
  • All but ( প্রায় ) The poor villagers are all but ruined.