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Unit 10.2

Adjective + Preposition Combinations


Adjectives are determiners that can be placed in two different positions within a sentence to modify or describe a person or a thing.

Prepositions are essential because they provide additional details about the sentence.

Certain adjectives are used only with specific prepositions.

The most commonly used prepositions are: At, for, of, to and in.

Adjectives are followed by prepositions.


  • The audience is angry at the musician.
  • She is good at drawing.
  • All students should be present at the theatre play, it’s compulsory.


  • I am very sorry for your loss.
  • Smoking is extremely bad for you.
  • The novel was too difficult for his class.


  • The director is very proud of his movie.
  • Jason was ashamed of his behaviour.
  • She is full of energy.


  • I think I’m a bit addicted to the music.
  • He doesn’t feel connected to his country at all.
  • My sister is married to an English photographer.


  • I’m interested in modern art.
  • She is involved in promoting modern music.
  • They both are skilled in chemistry and mathematics.

Some adjectives are used with specific prepositions to express something.

There are no rules of how to combine or use them. It should come automatically with time and practice.

Prepositions are important as they provide additional information about the sentence. We can use certain adjectives only with specific prepositions.

These prepositions are: At, for, of, to and in.

For example:
— “I am good at being a good friend.”
— “She is interested in music.”

The prepositions give additional information about the subject. There is no rule regarding this topic therefore you need to learn them by heart.

Let’s revise this content within the [Form] section. Take a look at the [Example] section that shows its use within a context.


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