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Appropriate Preposition:

  • Prefer to ( অধিক পছন্দ করা ) I prefer coffee to tea.
  • Sensible of ( বোধ সম্পন্ন ) She is sensible of the risk.
  • Commence on ( শুরু করা ) Our examination commences on the 3rd July.
  • Engaged to ( বাগদত্ত ) Lila was engaged to him.
  • Mourn for ( শোক করা ) Don't mourn for the dead.
  • Require of ( প্রয়োজন হওয়া (কোন কিছু) ) I required a loan of him.

Idioms:

  • To the letter ( অক্ষরে অক্ষরে ) He followed my advice to the letter.
  • In the mean time ( ইতিমধ্যে ) Lila will come here to-night. In the mean time you should get her room ready.
  • At a loss ( হতবু্দ্ধি ; কিংকর্তব্যবিমূঢ় ) He was at a loss and did not know what to do.
  • In the nick of time ( ঠিক সময়ে ) The school team arrived in the nick of time.
  • Catch red handed ( হাতে নাতে ধরা ) The thief was caught red handed.
  • Fight shy ( এড়িয়ে চলা ) Why do you fight shy of your teacher.