"I was reading the dictionary. I thought
it was a poem about everything."
                     --Steven Wright

Appropriate Preposition:

  • Brood on (over) ( মন খারাপ করা ) Do not brood over your misfortune.
  • Live beyond ( বাঁচা ) He lives beyond his means.
  • Occur to ( মনে হওয়া ) The idea never occurred to me.
  • Responsible for ( দায়ী (কোন কার্জ) ) He is responsible to the committee for his action.
  • Smell of ( গন্ধ দেয় ) This glass smells of wine.
  • Annoyed with ( বিরক্ত (ব্যক্তি) ) I was annoyed with him for being late.


  • Bring to book ( শাস্তি দেওয়া ) He should be brought to book for his misconduct.
  • pound of flesh ( এক চুল এদিক ওদিক নয় )
  • Black sheep ( কুলাঙ্গার ) He is a black sheep in his family.
  • Beat about the bush ( কাজের কথায় না এসে আজেবাজে কথা বলা ) Please come to the point without beating about the bush
  • Fish in a troubled water ( এলোমোলো অবস্থায় সুযোগ নেওয়া ) He made a lot of money by fishing in a troubled water.
  • At bay ( কোনঠাসা ) The tiger was at bay in the bush.