Verbs and Prepositions


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!

Try an exercise about these verbs and prepositions here.
Click here for all the exercises about prepositions.




Need more practice? Get more Perfect English Grammar with our PDFs, videos, flashcards and more.