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Appropriate Preposition:

  • Divert from ( অন্যদিকে নেওয়া ) The loud music diverted my attention from study.
  • Complain to ( অভিযোগ করা (ব্যক্তি) ) The complained to the Director against the Manager about her behavior.
  • Pass for ( গণ্য হওয়া ) He passes for a clever man.
  • Inquire of ( অনুসন্ধান করা (ব্যক্তি) ) I inquired of him about the matter.
  • Argue against ( যূক্তি দেখানো (কোন কিছু) ) I argued with him against the point.
  • Offensive to ( বিরক্তিকর ) This acrid smell is offensive to me.

Idioms:

  • In the nick of time ( ঠিক সময়ে ) The school team arrived in the nick of time.
  • Steer clear of ( এড়াইয়া চলা ) You must steer clear of evil company.
  • A bed of roses ( সুখ-স্বাচ্ছন্দ্যপূর্ণ জীবন ) Many people think that life is a bed of roses
  • Fish in a troubled water ( এলোমোলো অবস্থায় সুযোগ নেওয়া ) He made a lot of money by fishing in a troubled water.
  • Turn a deaf ear to ( মনোযোগ না দেওয়া ) He turned a deaf ear to my proposal.
  • Dead of night ( মধ্য রাত্রি ) The robbers broke into the house at dead of night.