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Appropriate Preposition:

  • Tell upon ( ক্ষতি করা ) Over-eating tells upon health.
  • Occupied in ( নিয়োজিত ) He is occupied in writing a letter.
  • Parallel to ( সমান্তরাল ) This line is parallel to that.
  • Excel in ( তুলনামূলক ভাবে সুন্দর হওয়া ) He excels in painting.
  • Hard of ( কম শোনা ) He is hard of hearing.
  • Slow of ( ধীর ) He is slow of speech. He is slow at figures. He is slow in writing.

Idioms:

  • a piece of cake ( খুবই সহজ ) This assignment is a piece of cake
  • Cut a sorry figure ( খারাপ ফল করা ) He cuts a sorry figure in the examination.
  • a rotten apple ( কোনো একটা দলের সব ভালোর মধ্যে খারাপ বা মন্দটা ) In any group of average citizens there are bound to be a few rotten apples.
  • At random ( বেপরোয়া ; এলোমেলো ) He hit the ball at random.
  • After all ( সবকিছু সত্ত্বেও ) After all, he is a patriot.
  • All at once ( হঠাৎ ) All at once a tiger came out of the forest.