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Appropriate Preposition:

  • Look over ( পরীক্ষা করা ) He is looking over the answer papers.
  • Pity for ( করুণা ) Have pity for the poor.
  • Talk of ( কথা বলা (কোন জিনিস) ) I am talking to (with) Mr. Roy of (about, over) the matter.
  • Compete with ( প্রতিযোগিতা করা (কোন একজন) ) I competed with him for the first prize.
  • Desire for ( ইচ্ছা ) He has no desire for fame.
  • Comment on ( মন্তব্য করা ) He commented favorably on the point.

Idioms:

  • Slip of the tongue ( বলায় সামান্য ভুল ) This is a slip of the tongue, don't lay much stress on it.
  • till the cows come home ( অনেক সময় ধরে ) I could play outside till the cows come home
  • Burning question ( তীব্র বিতর্কের বিষয় ) The problem of the dowry system is the burning question of the day.
  • Take to heart ( মর্মাহত হওয়া ) He took his remark to heart.
  • At all events ( যাই ঘটুক সব ক্ষেত্রেই ) I shall stand by him at all events.
  • Up and downs ( উন্থানপতন ) There are ups and downs in a man's life.