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Appropriate Preposition:

  • Based on ( ভিত্তি থাকা ) Your remarks were not based on the facts.
  • Weak in ( কাঁচা ) He is weak in Mathematics.
  • Inquire about ( অনুসন্ধান করা (কোন ব্যপার) ) I inquired of him about (into) the matter.
  • Clue to ( সূত্র ) Find out the clue to the mystery.
  • Quarrel about ( কলহ করা (কোনকিছু) ) They quarreled with one another about the property.
  • Zeal for ( প্রবল উৎসাহ ) He has a zeal for social work.

Idioms:

  • Out of date ( অপ্রচলিত ) This fashion is now out of date.
  • To the letter ( অক্ষরে অক্ষরে ) He followed my advice to 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.
  • By and large ( প্রধানতঃ ) People in our village are by and large farmers.
  • live by ones wit ( কথা বেচে খাওয়া )
  • Red tape ( লাল ফিতার বাঁধন ; আমলাতান্ত্রিকতা ) Red tapism causes delay in official work.