Verb Followed by Prepositions: Verb and Preposition Sentences PDF

Verb Followed by Prepositions
Written by English Oye

In English, when a verb is followed by a preposition, it is usually in the infinitive form.

For example, “I want to study.”

This can be confusing for ESL students because many other languages do not have this construction. In order to help you understand this concept better, I have created a lesson with several examples of verbs followed by prepositions. I hope this will be helpful for you as you continue to learn English!

Verb and Preposition Sentences

Agree with: Does he agree with you?

Appear in: His name appears in the book.

Argue with: I don’t want to argue with you.

Believe in: Do you believe in ghosts?

Care for: Do you care for a drink?

Complain about: I’m going to complain about the noise.

Concentrate on: You need to concentrate on your work.

Deal with: How are you dealing with the situation?

Depend on: I can’t depend on you anymore.

Disagree with: They disagree with each other all the time.

Excuse me: Excuse me, can I ask you a question?

Finish with: Are you finished with your work?

Get along with: Do you get along with your co-workers?

Get over: It’s time to get over your ex.

Give up: I’m never giving up on my dreams.

Go on: Let’s go on a date.

Hang out: Do you want to hang out tonight?

Happen to: It just so happens that I know her.

Heard from: Have you heard from him lately?

Keep on: Keep on working hard!

Look after: Who is going to look after the children?

Look for: Are you looking for a job?

Look forward to: I’m looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Make sure: Make sure you lock the door when you leave.

Mentioned to: I mentioned it to her, but she didn’t care.

Object to: I object to your proposal.

Participate in: Do you want to participate in the activity?

Pleased with: We’re pleased with your work.

Prepare for: You need to prepare for the test.

Prevent from: The rain prevented us from going outside.

Provide with: Can you provide me with a pen?

Put off: I’m putting off my trip until next week.

React to: He reacted badly to the news.

Recommend to: I recommend this book to all my friends.

Refer to: Can you refer me to a good doctor?

Verb Followed by Prepositions


  • argue with
  • face with
  • begin with
  • cope with
  • present with
  • disagree with
  • collide with
  • meet with
  • confuse with
  • charge with
  • discuss with
  • concern with
  • cover with
  • quarrel with
  • agree with
  • fight with
  • provide with
  • interfere with
  • help with
  • complain with
  • charge with


  • argue about
  • quarrel about
  • boast about
  • hear about
  • think about
  • warn about
  • know about
  • concern about
  • tell about
  • forget about
  • complain about
  • laugh about
  • feel about
  • joke about
  • worry about
  • quarrel about
  • write about
  • talk about
  • talk about
  • dream about
  • care about


  • appeal to
  • respond to
  • belong to
  • object to
  • add to
  • refer to
  • contribute to
  • listen to
  • sentence to
  • confess to
  • reply to
  • get married to
  • react to
  • admit to
  • see to
  • adjust to
  • subscribe to
  • talk to
  • speak to
  • explain to
  • compare to


  • accuse of
  • get rid of
  • approve of
  • cure of
  • remind of
  • disapprove of
  • conceive of
  • convince of
  • rob of
  • compose of
  • dream of
  • convict of
  • despair of
  • hear of
  • get tired of
  • hope of
  • suspect of
  • think of
  • consist of
  • bilk out of

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