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Appropriate Preposition:

  • in favour of ( পক্ষে ) He spoke in favour of his friend.
  • Differ in ( ভিন্ন মত হওয়া (মতামত) ) They differ in their opinions.
  • Free from ( মুক্ত ) He is now free from danger.
  • Preside over ( সভাপতিত্ব করা ) He presided over the meeting.
  • Complain against ( অভিযোগ করা (অন্য ব্যক্তি) ) The complained to the Director against the Manager about her behavior.
  • Appeal to ( আবেদন করা (ব্যক্তি) ) He appealed to the Headmaster for pardon.

Idioms:

  • Bid fair ( ভালো কিছু আশা করা ) He bids fair to be a good doctor.
  • Slip of the pen ( লেখায় অসতর্কতাবশতঃ সামান্য ভুল ) This mistake is due to a slip of the pen.
  • Wild goose chase ( পন্ডশ্রম ) Do not waste time in wild goose chase.
  • To the contrary ( কাহারও বক্তব্যের বিপক্ষে ) In the court he said nothing to the contrary.
  • Bird of a feather ( এক রকম স্বভাবের লোক ) Birds of a feather flock together.
  • By fits and starts ( অনিয়মিত ; মাঝে মাঝে ) He works by fits and starts.