Nouns with appropriate prepositions

Here are some nouns prepositions for all competitive exams, specially for the CSS and PMS.

The aim of these prepositions is to know the exact usage of preposition with the specific used-words. Usually, the candidates use the wrong prepositions while writing the essays, paragraphs or answering the meanings of the difficult words.

Absent from:    Qaiser was absent from the college.

Ability for:    His ability for organising is great.

Account for:    You must account for this loss.

Acquaintance with:    I have no acquaintance with Ali.

Advice on:    He asked me for my advice on the matter.

Affection for:    Rehan has great affection for his mother.

Answer to:    What have you to say in answer to this question?

Apology for:    He gave an apology for his conduct.

Arrival at:    His arrival at my house was quite unexpected.

Arrival in:    We were not told about his arrival in Lahore.

Assurance of:    He gave me an assurance of his support.

Attack on:    The lion made a fierce attack on the elephant.

Attention to:    Pay serious attention to what I say.

Authority on:    I’m no authority on English literature.

Authority over:    I have no authority over you. You can do, as you like.

Basis for:    This is basis for doubt.

Blame for:    This driver accepted blame for the accident.
Blame on:    I put the blame on you.

Candidate for:    Is he one of the candidates for the post?

Capacity for:    Mr. Jabbar has capacity for hard work.

Capacity of:
    This hall has capacity of 400 seats.

Care of:    Take care of the present tomorrow will take care of itself.

Cause for:    You have no cause for worry.

Cause of:    Carelessness is the main cause of his accidents.

Chance of:    There is still a chance of finding the child.

Charge of:    A charge of forgery was laid against him.

Claim on:    As your old friend I have every claim on you.

Claim to:    You have no claim to my property.

Complaint against:    I have no complaint against you.

Confidence in:    He has lost all confidence in himself.

Control over:    Mrs. Qaiser has no control over her children.

Consideration for:    A gentleman has consideration for others.

Contempt for:    I have a contempt for flatterers.

Cure for:    There is no cure for AIDS.

Demand for:    The demand for sugar has increased these days.

Desire for:    When we are sick, our desire for food disappears.

Disgrace to:    This dance is a disgrace to the school.

Disgust for:    The leader showed a great disgust for the followers’ timidity.

Distaste for:    He showed his distaste for poetry.

Duty to:    We owe a duty to our country.

Excuse for:    His excuse for being late was that he had missed the bus.

Facilities for:    Rich people have better facilities for educating their children than poor people.

Fine for:    The fine for parking a car here is Rs.500.

Fondness for:    The child has great fondness for chocolates.

Freedom from:    Health means freedom from illness.

Grief for:    He showed great grief for his friend who was in trouble.

Hatred for:    Shylock’s hatred for the Christians was great.

Heir to:    He is heir to his father’s estate.

Interest in:    Do you take interest in music?

Invitation to    He has sent me invitation to dinner.

Liking for: 
   Mrs. Gulshan liking for TV keeps her up late every night.

Love for:    I got my love for music from my father.

Objection to:    I have no objection to seeing your friend.

Pity for:    I felt pity for the helpless child.

Quarrel between:    Do you know anything about the quarrel between them?

Quarrel with:    The tenant had quarrel with his house-owner over the supply of electricity.

Receipt for:    The student rightly demanded receipt for the money he had already paid.

Recovery from:    She has not yet made recovery from her attack of influenza.

Reference to:
    The teacher made a reference to the boy’s conduct in his result card.

Regard for:    She has a great regard for teacher.

Regret for:    When the boy showed regret for what he had done, the teacher pardoned him.

Relief from:    The patient has got some relief from pain.

Remedy for:    This medicine is a good remedy for all eye trouble.

Request for:    Mr. Zuhaib made a request for his transfer to home town.

Reply to:    Did you send a reply to my last letter?

Reputation for:    He has earned a reputation for honesty.

Respect for:    I have a great respect for Mr. Altaf. I respect him for his scholarship and high character.

Search for: 
   I made a thorough search for the lost needle, but could not find it.

Shame for:    The boy seems to have no shame for his carelessness.

Sorrow for:    The thief showed now, sorrow for his crime.

Sympathy for:    Do you have any sympathy for her in trouble?

Sympathy with:    Do you have any sympathy with her views?

Taste for:    Einstein had taste for music.

Trust in:    Trust in God, and do the right.

Use of:    What is the use of crying over spilt milk?

Victim of:
    He became a victim of plague.

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