"I was reading the dictionary. I thought
it was a poem about everything."
                     --Steven Wright

Appropriate Preposition:

  • Superior to ( উৎকৃষ্টতর ) This type of rice is superior to that.
  • Live on ( খেয়ে বাঁচা ) The cow lives on grass.
  • End in ( শেষ হওয়া ) All his plans ended in smoke.
  • Lacking in ( অভাব আছে এমন ) He is lacking in courage.
  • Inferior to ( নিকৃষ্ট ; হীন ) He is inferior to his neighbour.
  • Take after ( সদৃশ হওয়া ) The boy takes after his father.

Idioms:

  • At stake ( বিপন্ন ) His life is at stake now.
  • Slip of the tongue ( বলায় সামান্য ভুল ) This is a slip of the tongue, don't lay much stress on it.
  • On the contrary ( বিপরীত পক্ষে ) I do not hate him: on the contrary I love him.
  • Dead language ( যে ভাষা এখন আর কথ্য নয় ) Sanskrit is a rich language, but it is now a dead language.
  • Cut a sorry figure ( খারাপ ফল করা ) He cuts a sorry figure in the examination.
  • Now and then ( মাঝে মাঝে ) He comes here now and then.