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Appropriate Preposition:

  • Die of ( মারা যাওয়া (রোগ) ) He died of cholera.
  • Aptitude for ( স্বাভাবিক দক্ষতা ) I have no aptitude for Mathematics.
  • Long for ( কামনা করা ) He longed for fame.
  • Pass for ( গণ্য হওয়া ) He passes for a clever man.
  • Capacity for ( যোগ্যতা ) He has a capacity for hard work.
  • Sentence to ( দন্ডাদেশ দেওয়া ) He was sentenced to death for murder.

Idioms:

  • As it were ( যেন ) The sun is, as it were , the lamp of the universe.
  • A bolt from the blue ( সম্পূর্ন অপ্রত্যাশিত ) The news of his father's death came to him as a bolt from the blue.
  • Apple of discord ( বিবাদেয় বিষয় ) The paternal property has become an apple of discord between the two brothers.
  • To the contrary ( কাহারও বক্তব্যের বিপক্ষে ) In the court he said nothing to the contrary.
  • In vogue ( চালু ) This custom is not in vogue now.
  • Bird of a feather ( এক রকম স্বভাবের লোক ) Birds of a feather flock together.