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Appropriate Preposition:

  • Believe in ( বিশ্বাস করা ) I do not believe in his honesty.
  • Listen to ( শোনা ) Listen to the news on the radio.
  • Restore to ( ফিরিয়ে দেওয়া ) Restore his property to him.
  • Offensive to ( বিরক্তিকর ) This acrid smell is offensive to me.
  • Look over ( পরীক্ষা করা ) He is looking over the answer papers.
  • Apply for ( আবেদন করা (কোন কিছু) ) He applied to the Secretary for the post.

Idioms:

  • Cut to the quick ( মর্মাহত হওয়া ) I was cut to the quick by his words.
  • 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.
  • Out of sorts ( ঈষৎ অসুস্থ ) He is out of sorts now.
  • Take one to task ( তিরস্কার করা ) He was taken to task for negligence of duty.
  • Crocodile tears ( ময়া কান্না ) He shed crocodile tears at our misery.
  • As usual ( যথারীতি ) He is late as usual.