Some verbs need a preposition before an object or another verb. The preposition is only grammatical, so it doesn’t change the meaning of the verb.
Here are some of the most common ones:
- arrive at / in somewhere
We arrived at the airport.
We arrived in London.
- belong to somebody
This book belongs to me.
- borrow something from somebody
I borrowed a book from my classmate.
- concentrate on something / doing something
I concentrated on studying at the weekend.
- depend on something / somebody
It depends on the weather.
- explain something to somebody
The teacher explained the exercise to the students.
- listen to something / somebody
I listened to music.
- pay somebody for something
I paid the waiter for the coffee.
- wait for somebody / something
Wait for me!
- worry about somebody / something
Don’t worry about a thing!
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