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Appropriate Preposition:

  • Ashamed for ( লজ্জিত ) I feel ashamed for you.
  • Fond of ( অনুরাগী ) Children are fond of sweets.
  • Slow of ( ধীর ) He is slow of speech. He is slow at figures. He is slow in writing.
  • Remedy for ( প্রতিকার ) There is no remedy for this disease.
  • Appeal to ( আবেদন করা (ব্যক্তি) ) He appealed to the Headmaster for pardon.
  • Contrary to ( বিপরীত ) His action is contrary to his words.

Idioms:

  • By fits and starts ( অনিয়মিত ; মাঝে মাঝে ) He works by fits and starts.
  • By leaps and bounds ( অতি দ্রুতগতিতে ) The population of Bangladesh is increasing by leaps and bounds.
  • Three R's ( প্রাথমিক শিক্ষা ) The majority of our people have not yet learnt the three R's.
  • Bird of a feather ( এক রকম স্বভাবের লোক ) Birds of a feather flock together.
  • All at once ( হঠাৎ ) All at once a tiger came out of the forest.
  • in the doldrums ( উদাসীন ভাবাপন্ন )