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Appropriate Preposition:

  • Favour with ( অনুগত করা ) Would you favour me with an early reply?
  • Control over ( নিয়ন্ত্রণ ) He has no control over his brother.
  • Deaf to ( শুনতে অনিচ্ছুক ) He is deaf to my request.
  • Compare to ( তুলনা করা (অসদৃশ বস্তু) ) Anger is compared to fire.
  • Insist on ( জিদ করা ) He insisted on my going home.
  • Annoyed with ( বিরক্ত (ব্যক্তি) ) I was annoyed with him for being late.

Idioms:

  • slap on the wrist ( মৃদু শাস্তি ) Although he broke the rules, he was only given a slap on the wrist
  • In time ( ঠিক সময়ে ) He reached the station in time.
  • In the long run ( পরিশেষে ) You will have to suffer in the long run.
  • In order to ( উদ্দেশ্য ) He came here in order to meet my mother.
  • In lieu of ( পরিবর্তে ) Give me this pen in lieu of that.
  • be on ones back ( একেবারে কুপোকাত )