Adapt to
Add to
Agree to
Apologize to
Belong to
Consent to
Devote to
Happen to
Lead to
Listen to
Object to
React to
Refer to
Reply to
Speak to
Talk to
Turn to
Admire for
Apologize for
Apply for
Ask for
Blame for
Care for
Excuse for
Head for
Long for
Pay for
Pray for
Prepare for
Scold for
Search for
Vote for
Wait for
Wish for
Work for
Abstain from
Borrow from
Escape from
Graduate from
Hide from
Infer from
Prevent from
Prohibit from
Protect from
Recover from
Rescue from
Resign from
Retire from
Save from
Separate from
Stem from Suffer from
Agree on
Base on
Be on
Blame on
Comment on
Concentrate on
Congratulate on
Count on
Depend on
Elaborate on
Impose on
Insist on
Play on
Pride on
Rely on
Work on
Aim at
Arrive at
Glance at
Guess at
Hint at
Laugh at
Look at
Marvel at
Peer at
Point at
Smile at
Stare at
Wink at
Argue about
Ask about
Be about
Boast about
Care about
Concern about
Decide about
Dream about
Forget about
Know about
Laugh about
Protest about
Think about
Worry about
Acquaint with
Agree with
Associate with
Charge with
Clutter with
Coincide with
Collide with
Compare with
Comply with
Confront with
Confuse with
Cover with
Cram with
Deal with
Discuss with
Help with
Tamper with
Trust with
Absorb in
Arrive in
Be engrossed in
Believe in
Confide in
Implicate in
Involve in
Participate in
Result in
Specialize in
Succeed in
Trust in

Examples of Verb Preposition Collocations:

The boys argued about which bus to take.

He always cares about me.

Don’t forget about the party you promised.

The students protested about the invasion.

Don’t worry about me. I’ll be all right.

I base my conclusions on market research.

She blames the lack of interest on the teacher’s poor explanation.

You can count on me anytime.

Can you elaborate on the process?

I like to pride myself on my ability to concentrate.

She is working on a new novel.

She had to apologize to the whole family.

I think you should apply yourself to getting a degree.

Professor Samson attributes this painting to Leonardo.

She committed herself to finding a new job.

There is no need for you to consent to anything.

Can you explain it to me?

Have you been invited to their party?

I object to your opinion.

I want to apologize for my mistakes.

I‘m for Mayor Martini.

I can’t excuse myself for not doing it.

Let me pay for Tom.

Rose scolded the child gently for her bad behavior.

I can vouch for her ability to work hard.

He always agrees with my opinion.

These mountains do not compare with the Himalayas.

She covered her face with her hands.

I’d like to discuss our next conference with the boss.

Peter packed his case with extra brochures.

We looked around the school and talked with the principal.

He derived the meaning from the context of the sentence.

Please distract Tim from the television.

The children were expelled from school for their bad behavior.

She seemed totally absorbed in her book.

You should participate in this training course

John succeeded in getting a new job.