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Appropriate Preposition:

  • Wonder at ( অবাক হওয়া ) I wonder at his ignorance.
  • Live for ( বেঁচে থাকা ) He lives for fame.
  • Obsessed by ( উদ্বিগ্ন ) He is obsessed by the idea.
  • in favour of ( পক্ষে ) He spoke in favour of his friend.
  • Insist on ( জিদ করা ) He insisted on my going home.
  • Certain of ( নিশ্চিত ) He is now certain of his ground.

Idioms:

  • slap on the wrist ( মৃদু শাস্তি ) Although he broke the rules, he was only given a slap on the wrist
  • Rank and file ( সাধারণ লোক ) We should pay attention to the rank and file of the country.
  • Of course ( অবশ্যই ) Of course, you know what that means
  • put a spoke to ones wheel ( কারও উন্নতিতে বাধা হওয়া )
  • reinvent the wheel ( এমন কোনকিছু তৈরিতে সময় নষ্ট করা যা বর্তমানে বিদ্যমান ও ঠিকঠাক কাজ করে ) There's no point in us reinventing the wheel
  • Null and void ( বাতিল ) The deed has been null and void now.