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Appropriate Preposition:

  • Persist in ( লেগে থাকা ) He persisted in disturbing me.
  • Tell upon ( ক্ষতি করা ) Over-eating tells upon health.
  • Envious of ( ঈর্ষান্বিত ) I am not envious of his riches.
  • Contribute to ( দান হিসাবে দেওয়া ) He contributed one thousand taka to the Flood Relief Fund.
  • Absorbed in ( নিবিষ্ট ; মগ্ন ) Scientist is absorbed in experiment
  • Absent from ( অনুপস্থিত ) Rifat was absent from college.

Idioms:

  • till the cows come home ( অনেক সময় ধরে ) I could play outside till the cows come home
  • Stone's throw ( অতি নিকটে ) Our school is at a stone's throw form our house.
  • In no time ( শীঘ্র ) He will finish the work in no time.
  • At bay ( কোনঠাসা ) The tiger was at bay in the bush.
  • Read between the lines ( তাৎপর্য বোঝা ) Try to read between the lines of the letter.
  • a bad apple ( কোনো একটা দলের সব ভালোর মধ্যে খারাপ বা মন্দটা ) In any group of average citizens there are bound to be a few bad apples.