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

Appropriate Preposition:

  • Prefer to ( অধিক পছন্দ করা ) I prefer coffee to tea.
  • Clue to ( সূত্র ) Find out the clue to the mystery.
  • Bent on ( ঝোঁক ) He is bent on playing cricket.
  • End in ( শেষ হওয়া ) All his plans ended in smoke.
  • Die of ( মারা যাওয়া (রোগ) ) He died of cholera.
  • Inquire about ( অনুসন্ধান করা (কোন ব্যপার) ) I inquired of him about (into) the matter.

Idioms:

  • By the by ( প্রসঙ্গক্রমে ) By the by I came to know that he was ill.
  • Household word ( সকলের পরিচিত নাম ) Mother Teresa's name has now become a household word.
  • harp on the same string ( এক কথা বারবার বলা )
  • Achilles heel ( দুর্বলতা বা ত্রুটি ) He is trying to hide but everybody knows his achilles' heel
  • the exact point ( কাঁটায়-কাঁটায় )
  • As if ( যেন ) He swims so beautifully as if he is the Olympic gold medalist.