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Appropriate Preposition:

  • Wonder at ( অবাক হওয়া ) I wonder at his ignorance.
  • Die of ( মারা যাওয়া (রোগ) ) He died of cholera.
  • Inquire of ( অনুসন্ধান করা (ব্যক্তি) ) I inquired of him about the matter.
  • Dull at ( কাঁচা ) He is dull at Physics.
  • Respond to ( উত্তর দেওয়া ) Nobody responded to my call.
  • Distinguish between ( প্রভেদ করা ) Distinguish between a phrase and a clause.

Idioms:

  • slap on the wrist ( মৃদু শাস্তি ) Although he broke the rules, he was only given a slap on the wrist
  • Fight shy ( এড়িয়ে চলা ) Why do you fight shy of your teacher.
  • On the whole ( মোটের উপর ) On the whole, his conduct is good.
  • under the weather ( ভাল না ; অসুস্থ ) I've been feeling under the weather
  • bell the cat ( সর্তকতার জন্য বিড়ালের গলায় ঘন্টা বাধা ; কোন কাজ যেটা অর্জন করা কঠিন বা অসম্ভব ) Everybody is trying but who actually bell the cat?
  • On the contrary ( বিপরীত পক্ষে ) I do not hate him: on the contrary I love him.