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Appropriate Preposition:

  • Insist on ( জিদ করা ) He insisted on my going home.
  • Hard at ( উদ্যমী ) He is hard at work before examination.
  • Slow of ( ধীর ) He is slow of speech. He is slow at figures. He is slow in writing.
  • Involved in ( জড়িত ) He is involved in the plot.
  • Certain of ( নিশ্চিত ) He is now certain of his ground.
  • Compare with ( তুলনা করা (সদৃশ বস্তু) ) Rabindranath may be compared with Shakespeare.

Idioms:

  • To the letter ( অক্ষরে অক্ষরে ) He followed my advice to the letter.
  • Curry favour ( তোষামোদ করিয়ে প্রিয় হওয়া ) He knows how to curry favour with officers.
  • Crocodile tears ( ময়া কান্না ) He shed crocodile tears at our misery.
  • By the by ( প্রসঙ্গক্রমে ) By the by I came to know that he was ill.
  • 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.
  • Stone's throw ( অতি নিকটে ) Our school is at a stone's throw form our house.