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Appropriate Preposition:

  • Alternative to ( বিকল্প ) This question is alternative to that.
  • Prior to ( পূর্বে ) Prior to that, he was in a wretched condition.
  • Weak in ( কাঁচা ) He is weak in Mathematics.
  • Excuse for ( অব্যাহতি দেওয়া ) He will not be excused for coming late.
  • Pleased at ( সন্তুষ্ট (কোনকিছু) ) I am pleased at the news.
  • Divide into ( বিভক্ত করা (অংশ) ) It was divided into several parts.

Idioms:

  • Bid fair ( ভালো কিছু আশা করা ) He bids fair to be a good doctor.
  • At all ( আদৌ ) He does not know French at all.
  • On the contrary ( বিপরীত পক্ষে ) I do not hate him: on the contrary I love him.
  • All but ( প্রায় ) The poor villagers are all but ruined.
  • Take to heart ( মর্মাহত হওয়া ) He took his remark to heart.
  • Round the clock ( সমস্ত দিন ) He is working round the clock.