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Appropriate Preposition:

  • Compete with ( প্রতিযোগিতা করা (কোন একজন) ) I competed with him for the first prize.
  • Escape by ( রক্ষা করা ) He escaped by a hair breadth.
  • Guess at ( অনুমান করা ) Can you guess at her age?
  • Envious of ( ঈর্ষান্বিত ) I am not envious of his riches.
  • Bent on ( ঝোঁক ) He is bent on playing cricket.
  • Due to ( কারণে ) His absence is due to illness.

Idioms:

  • In vain ( বৃথা ) All his attempts were in vain.
  • Bring to light ( প্রকাশ করা ) At last all the facts were brought to light.
  • to the bad ( মন্দাবস্থায় ; ঘাটতি অবস্থায় )
  • At a stretch ( একটানা ) He can run ten miles at a stretch.
  • Stick to ( দৃঢ়ভাবে লেগে থাকা ) He sticks to his decision.
  • harp on the same string ( এক কথা বারবার বলা )