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Appropriate Preposition:

  • Deaf to ( শুনতে অনিচ্ছুক ) He is deaf to my request.
  • Appeal to ( আবেদন করা (ব্যক্তি) ) He appealed to the Headmaster for pardon.
  • Essential to ( অত্যাবশ্যক ) Food is essential to health.
  • Dull at ( কাঁচা ) He is dull at Physics.
  • Compete for ( প্রতিযোগিতা করা (কোন কিছু) ) He competed for the first position.
  • Grateful to ( কৃতজ্ঞ (ব্যক্তি) ) I am grateful to you for your help.

Idioms:

  • To the contrary ( কাহারও বক্তব্যের বিপক্ষে ) In the court he said nothing to the contrary.
  • Beat about the bush ( কাজের কথায় না এসে আজেবাজে কথা বলা ) Please come to the point without beating about the bush
  • On the contrary ( বিপরীত পক্ষে ) I do not hate him: on the contrary I love him.
  • All on a sudden ( হঠাৎ ) All on a sudden a tiger came out of the bush.
  • Call a spade a spade ( অপ্রিয় সত্য কথা বলা ) I have no hesitation to call a spade a spade.
  • Read between the lines ( তাৎপর্য বোঝা ) Try to read between the lines of the letter.