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

Appropriate Preposition:

  • Prior to ( পূর্বে ) Prior to that, he was in a wretched condition.
  • Attend upon ( সেবা করা ) She attends upon her mother.
  • Useful to ( প্রয়োজনীয় (ব্যক্তি) ) This book is useful to us for examination.
  • in favour of ( পক্ষে ) He spoke in favour of his friend.
  • Polite in ( নম্র ) He is polite in his manners. (Polite to strangers).
  • Pity for ( করুণা ) Have pity for the poor.

Idioms:

  • Man of letters ( পন্ডিত লোক ) Sir Ashutosh Mukherjee was a man of letters.
  • Cock and bull story ( গাঁজাখুরি গল্প ) Nobody will believe your cock and bull story
  • All but ( প্রায় ) The poor villagers are all but ruined.
  • put the cart before the horse ( স্বাভাবিক অবস্থা উলটাইয়া দেওয়া ; অস্বাভাবিক অবস্থা পরিণত করা )
  • Pros and cons ( খুঁটিনাটি ) You should consider the Pros and cons of the system.
  • By leaps and bounds ( অতি দ্রুতগতিতে ) The population of Bangladesh is increasing by leaps and bounds.