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Appropriate Preposition:

  • Lack of ( অভাব ) I have no lack of friends.
  • Avail of ( সুযোগ গ্রহণ করা ) You must avail yourself of the business.
  • Zealous for ( আগ্রহী ) He is zealous for improvement.
  • Envy of ( ঈর্ষা ) I have no envy of him.
  • Sanguine of ( নিশ্চিত ) She is sanguine of her success.
  • Rejoice at ( আনন্দ করা ) Every one rejoiced at her success.

Idioms:

  • By far ( সর্বাংশে ) He is by far the best boy in the class.
  • In a fix ( মুশকিলে পতিত ) He is in a fix and does not know what to do.
  • Take one to task ( তিরস্কার করা ) He was taken to task for negligence of duty.
  • On the contrary ( বিপরীত পক্ষে ) I do not hate him: on the contrary I love him.
  • At all events ( যাই ঘটুক সব ক্ষেত্রেই ) I shall stand by him at all events.
  • Beat black and blue ( প্রচন্ড প্রহার করা ; উত্তম-মধ্যম দেওয়া ) They beat the thief black and blue.