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Appropriate Preposition:

  • Indebted to ( ঋণী ; কৃতজ্ঞ ) I am indebted to him for this help.
  • Quick of ( চটপটে ) He is quick of understanding.
  • Alternative to ( বিকল্প ) This question is alternative to that.
  • Polite in ( নম্র ) He is polite in his manners. (Polite to strangers).
  • Proportionate to ( আনুপাতিক ) Punishment should be proportionate to offence.
  • Argue against ( যূক্তি দেখানো (কোন কিছু) ) I argued with him against the point.

Idioms:

  • All but ( প্রায় ) The poor villagers are all but ruined.
  • Slip of the tongue ( বলায় সামান্য ভুল ) This is a slip of the tongue, don't lay much stress on it.
  • Crocodile tears ( ময়া কান্না ) He shed crocodile tears at our misery.
  • At bay ( কোনঠাসা ) The tiger was at bay in the bush.
  • have a bad time ( দুশ্চিন্তায় কাল কাটানো ; দুঃসময়ে পড়া )
  • Stick to ( দৃঢ়ভাবে লেগে থাকা ) He sticks to his decision.