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Preposition- correction / misuse

list of common preposition errors with examples and explanations:

  1. Wrong preposition after "angry":

  • Incorrect: She is angry with me.

  • Correct: She is angry at me.

  • Explanation: "Angry" is generally followed by "at" when referring to a person.

  1. Incorrect use of "different":

  • Incorrect: The two options are different from each other.

  • Correct: The two options are different from one another.

  • Explanation: Use "from one another" instead of "from each other" with "different."

  1. Incorrect use of "independent":

  • Incorrect: The organization is independent in the government.

  • Correct: The organization is independent of the government.

  • Explanation: Use "independent of" to show separation or lack of reliance.

  1. Wrong preposition after "discuss":

  • Incorrect: Let's discuss about the project.

  • Correct: Let's discuss the project.

  • Explanation: "Discuss" does not need "about" after it.

  1. Incorrect use of "interested":

  • Incorrect: I am interested in about learning French.

  • Correct: I am interested in learning French.

  • Explanation: "Interested in" is followed directly by the object of interest.

  1. Incorrect use of "complain":

  • Incorrect: She complained from the noise.

  • Correct: She complained about the noise.

  • Explanation: "Complain about" is the correct expression.

  1. Wrong preposition after "capable":

  • Incorrect: He is capable with solving complex problems.

  • Correct: He is capable of solving complex problems.

  • Explanation: "Capable of" is the correct phrase.

  1. Incorrect use of "congratulate":

  • Incorrect: I want to congratulate you for your success.

  • Correct: I want to congratulate you on your success.

  • Explanation: Use "congratulate on" instead of "congratulate for."

  1. Incorrect use of "bored":

  • Incorrect: I am bored from waiting.

  • Correct: I am bored with waiting.

  • Explanation: "Bored with" is the correct expression.

  1. Misuse of "depend":

  • Incorrect: The success depends from hard work.

  • Correct: The success depends on hard work.

  • Explanation: "Depend on" is the correct phrase.

  1. Incorrect use of "similar":

  • Incorrect: The two paintings are similar in each other.

  • Correct: The two paintings are similar to each other.

  • Explanation: "Similar to" is the correct expression.

  1. Wrong preposition after "familiar":

  • Incorrect: She is not familiar from this concept.

  • Correct: She is not familiar with this concept.

  • Explanation: "Familiar with" is the correct phrase.

  1. Incorrect use of "protect":

  • Incorrect: The policy protects to all employees.

  • Correct: The policy protects all employees.

  • Explanation: "Protect" does not need "to" after it.

  1. Misuse of "consist":

  • Incorrect: The team consists to experienced professionals.

  • Correct: The team consists of experienced professionals.

  • Explanation: "Consist of" is the correct phrase.

  1. Incorrect use of "involve":

  • Incorrect: The process involves with several steps.

  • Correct: The process involves several steps.

  • Explanation: "Involve" does not need "with" after it.

  1. Wrong preposition after "dream":

  • Incorrect: I dream to becoming a pilot.

  • Correct: I dream of becoming a pilot.

  • Explanation: "Dream of" is the correct phrase.

  1. Incorrect use of "accuse":

  • Incorrect: They accused him to stealing the money.

  • Correct: They accused him of stealing the money.

  • Explanation: "Accuse of" is the correct phrase.

  1. Incorrect use of "marry":

  • Incorrect: He married with her last year.

  • Correct: He married her last year.

  • Explanation: "Marry" does not need "with" after it.

  1. Wrong preposition after "enjoy":

  • Incorrect: I enjoy in listening to music.

  • Correct: I enjoy listening to music.

  • Explanation: "Enjoy" does not need "in" after it.

  1. Misuse of "recover":

  • Incorrect: She is recovering from her illness.

  • Correct: She is recovering from her illness.

  • Explanation: "Recover from" is the correct expression.

  1. Incorrect use of "apologize":

  • Incorrect: He apologized for being late of the meeting.

  • Correct: He apologized for being late to the meeting.

  • Explanation: "Apologize for" is the correct phrase.

  1. Wrong preposition after "agree":

  • Incorrect: They agreed about the terms.

  • Correct: They agreed on the terms.

  • Explanation: "Agree on" is the correct phrase.

  1. Incorrect use of "succeed":

  • Incorrect: She succeeded from finishing the project.

  • Correct: She succeeded in finishing the project.

  • Explanation: "Succeed in" is the correct phrase.

  1. Misuse of "blame":

  • Incorrect: They blamed him for the mistake on the report.

  • Correct: They blamed him for the mistake in the report.

  • Explanation: "Blame for" is the correct phrase.

  1. Wrong preposition after "angry":

  • Incorrect: The boss is angry for the delayed project.

  • Correct: The boss is angry about the delayed project.

  • Explanation: "Angry about" is the correct expression.

  1. Incorrect use of "conform":

  • Incorrect: Employees must conform to the company policies.

  • Correct: Employees must conform to the company policies.

  • Explanation: "Conform to" is the correct expression.

  1. Incorrect use of "content":

  • Incorrect: He is content with the result of the experiment.

  • Correct: He is content with the result of the experiment.

  • Explanation: "Content with" is the correct expression.

  1. Wrong preposition after "excellent":

  • Incorrect: She is excellent on playing the piano.

  • Correct: She is excellent at playing the piano.

  • Explanation: "Excellent at" is the correct phrase.

  1. Misuse of "object":

  • Incorrect: She objects against the proposed changes.

  • Correct: She objects to the proposed changes.

  • Explanation: "Object to" is the correct phrase.

  1. Incorrect use of "cope":

  • Incorrect: He can cope with the pressure in his job.

  • Correct: He can cope with the pressure in his job.

  • Explanation: "Cope with" is the correct expression.


  1. Incorrect use of "attribute":

  • Incorrect: She attributes her success to her hard work on.

  • Correct: She attributes her success to her hard work.

  • Explanation: "Attribute to" is the correct phrase.

  1. Wrong preposition after "compare":

  • Incorrect: Let's compare prices between these two products.

  • Correct: Let's compare prices of these two products.

  • Explanation: "Compare prices of" is the correct expression.

  1. Misuse of "exempt":

  • Incorrect: The new policy is exempt from certain employees.

  • Correct: The new policy is exempt for certain employees.

  • Explanation: "Exempt for" is the correct phrase.

  1. Incorrect use of "approve":

  • Incorrect: The committee approved on the new proposal.

  • Correct: The committee approved the new proposal.

  • Explanation: "Approved the" is the correct expression.

  1. Wrong preposition after "beneficial":

  • Incorrect: Exercise is beneficial to maintaining good health.

  • Correct: Exercise is beneficial for maintaining good health.

  • Explanation: "Beneficial for" is the correct phrase.

  1. Incorrect use of "demand":

  • Incorrect: The workers are demanding from better working conditions.

  • Correct: The workers are demanding better working conditions.

  • Explanation: "Demanding" does not need "from" after it.

  1. Misuse of "responsible":

  • Incorrect: She is responsible from managing the team.

  • Correct: She is responsible for managing the team.

  • Explanation: "Responsible for" is the correct phrase.

  1. Incorrect use of "contribute":

  • Incorrect: The volunteers contributed with their time for the charity.

  • Correct: The volunteers contributed their time to the charity.

  • Explanation: "Contributed their" is the correct expression.

  1. Wrong preposition after "devoted":

  • Incorrect: He is devoted on his family.

  • Correct: He is devoted to his family.

  • Explanation: "Devoted to" is the correct phrase.

  1. Incorrect use of "concerned":

  • Incorrect: The manager is concerned for the project's progress.

  • Correct: The manager is concerned about the project's progress.

  • Explanation: "Concerned about" is the correct expression.

  1. Misuse of "dissatisfied":

  • Incorrect: The customer is dissatisfied from the service.

  • Correct: The customer is dissatisfied with the service.

  • Explanation: "Dissatisfied with" is the correct phrase.

  1. Wrong preposition after "consist":

  • Incorrect: The team consists from skilled professionals.

  • Correct: The team consists of skilled professionals.

  • Explanation: "Consists of" is the correct phrase.

  1. Incorrect use of "aware":

  • Incorrect: She is aware about the upcoming changes.

  • Correct: She is aware of the upcoming changes.

  • Explanation: "Aware of" is the correct expression.

  1. Incorrect use of "argue":

  • Incorrect: They argued about the decision in the meeting.

  • Correct: They argued the decision in the meeting.

  • Explanation: "Argued the" is the correct phrase.

  1. Wrong preposition after "prevent":

  • Incorrect: Regular exercise can prevent to developing certain diseases.

  • Correct: Regular exercise can prevent the development of certain diseases.

  • Explanation: "Prevent the development of" is the correct expression.

  1. Misuse of "participate":

  • Incorrect: The students are participating on the science fair.

  • Correct: The students are participating in the science fair.

  • Explanation: "Participating in" is the correct phrase.

  1. Incorrect use of "accompany":

  • Incorrect: She accompanied with him to the event.

  • Correct: She accompanied him to the event.

  • Explanation: "Accompanied him" is the correct expression.

  1. Wrong preposition after "consistent":

  • Incorrect: Her performance is not consistent with the team's expectations.

  • Correct: Her performance is not consistent with the team's expectations.

  • Explanation: "Consistent with" is the correct phrase.

  1. Incorrect use of "approve":

  • Incorrect: The committee approved with the new policy.

  • Correct: The committee approved the new policy.

  • Explanation: "Approved the" is the correct expression.

  1. Misuse of "prevent":

  • Incorrect: Good hygiene practices can prevent from getting sick.

  • Correct: Good hygiene practices can prevent getting sick.

  • Explanation: "Prevent getting" is the correct phrase.

  1. Incorrect use of "interfere":

  • Incorrect: The manager interfered in the team's work.

  • Correct: The manager interfered with the team's work.

  • Explanation: "Interfered with" is the correct expression.

  1. Wrong preposition after "compete":

  • Incorrect: The athletes are competing for each other.

  • Correct: The athletes are competing against each other.

  • Explanation: "Competing against" is the correct phrase.

  1. Incorrect use of "agree":

  • Incorrect: They agreed for the terms of the contract.

  • Correct: They agreed to the terms of the contract.

  • Explanation: "Agreed to" is the correct expression.

  1. Misuse of "enthusiastic":

  • Incorrect: She is enthusiastic in participating in the project.

  • Correct: She is enthusiastic about participating in the project.

  • Explanation: "Enthusiastic about" is the correct phrase.

  1. Incorrect use of "respond":

  • Incorrect: The company responded back to the customer's complaint.

  • Correct: The company responded to the customer's complaint.

  • Explanation: "Responded to" is the correct expression.

  1. Wrong preposition after "adjacent":

  • Incorrect: The park is adjacent from the shopping center.

  • Correct: The park is adjacent to the shopping center.

  • Explanation: "Adjacent to" is the correct phrase.

  1. Incorrect use of "admit":

  • Incorrect: He admitted from making a mistake.

  • Correct: He admitted to making a mistake.

  • Explanation: "Admitted to" is the correct expression.

  1. Misuse of "focused":

  • Incorrect: The team is focused on achieving their goals.

  • Correct: The team is focused on achieving their goals.

  • Explanation: "Focused on" is the correct phrase.

  1. Incorrect use of "rely":

  • Incorrect: The project team relies with the support of the stakeholders.

  • Correct: The project team relies on the support of the stakeholders.

  • Explanation: "Relies on" is the correct expression.

  1. Wrong preposition after "sympathize":

  • Incorrect: I sympathize from your difficult situation.

  • Correct: I sympathize with your difficult situation.

  • Explanation: "Sympathize with" is the correct phrase.


Identify the issue in each sentence and provide the corrected version along with the type of error.

  1. The team is waiting for the approval of from the manager.

  • Correction: The team is waiting for the approval from the manager.

  • Error Type: Wrong preposition.

  1. He is obsessed with succeeding in at every endeavor.

  • Correction: He is obsessed with succeeding in every endeavor.

  • Error Type: Redundancy of prepositions.

  1. We need to plan for to the upcoming project.

  • Correction: We need to plan for the upcoming project.

  • Error Type: Unnecessary preposition.

  1. She is allergic with to peanuts.

  • Correction: She is allergic to peanuts.

  • Error Type: Redundancy of prepositions.

  1. The report provides insights on about the market trends.

  • Correction: The report provides insights about the market trends.

  • Error Type: Wrong preposition.

  1. The cat jumped up onto the kitchen counter.

  • Correction: The cat jumped onto the kitchen counter.

  • Error Type: Redundancy of prepositions.

  1. The artist is famous for creating sculptures out from of stone.

  • Correction: The artist is famous for creating sculptures out of stone.

  • Error Type: Wrong preposition.

  1. The movie is adapted from out of a classic novel.

  • Correction: The movie is adapted from a classic novel.

  • Error Type: Redundancy of prepositions.

  1. They are interested in to joining the committee.

  • Correction: They are interested in joining the committee.

  • Error Type: Unnecessary preposition.

  1. The students are enthusiastic about participating in on the science fair.

  • Correction: The students are enthusiastic about participating in the science fair.

  • Error Type: Redundancy of prepositions.

  1. He excels in at solving complex equations.

  • Correction: He excels at solving complex equations.

  • Error Type: Unnecessary preposition.

  1. The manager is responsible for overseeing on the project timeline.

  • Correction: The manager is responsible for overseeing the project timeline.

  • Error Type: Wrong preposition.

  1. The chef is skilled at in preparing exotic cuisines.

  • Correction: The chef is skilled at preparing exotic cuisines.

  • Error Type: Wrong preposition.

  1. The event was canceled due to unforeseen circumstances for.

  • Correction: The event was canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.

  • Error Type: Unnecessary preposition.

  1. The company is known for its commitment to for sustainability.

  • Correction: The company is known for its commitment to sustainability.

  • Error Type: Wrong preposition.

  1. The package is delivered to in the wrong address.

  • Correction: The package is delivered to the wrong address.

  • Error Type: Redundancy of prepositions.

  1. The book is lying on at the shelf.

  • Correction: The book is lying on the shelf.

  • Error Type: Wrong preposition.

  1. The athlete is dedicated for achieving success to.

  • Correction: The athlete is dedicated to achieving success.

  • Error Type: Unnecessary preposition.

  1. The project team is committed to delivering exceptional results.

  • Correction: The project team is committed to delivering exceptional results.

  • Error Type: Correct.

  1. She is waiting outside of the building.

  • Correction: She is waiting outside the building.

  • Error Type: Wrong preposition.


 Identify the incorrect preposition in each sentence and provide the correct one.

  1. She is allergic with pollen.

  2. The team consists from experienced players.

  3. He is obsessed for his smartphone.

  4. The keys are located at the kitchen counter.

  5. We need to be aware for our surroundings.

  6. The cat is hiding underneath the bed.

  7. She is interested about learning new languages.

  8. The report provides information from various sources.

  9. He is proud on his achievements.

  10. The movie is based over a true story.

  11. We are excited in our upcoming vacation.

  12. The company is focused at customer satisfaction.

  13. The teacher is responsible for the students' progress.

  14. The concert will take place in the auditorium.

  15. The package is delivered to the wrong address.

  16. She is skilled on playing the piano.

  17. The restaurant is famous of its delicious desserts.

  18. He is confident in his ability to solve problems.

  19. The presentation is related with important topics.

  20. The cat jumped from the roof.

  21. They are dependent to each other.

  22. The solution lies on cooperation.

  23. The recipe calls for fresh ingredients.

  24. The movie was adapted by a bestselling novel.

  25. The sculpture is made by a famous artist.

  26. The team is committed with achieving success.

  27. The photo captures a moment at time.

  28. The event is scheduled on Friday.

  29. The job requires expertise at financial analysis.

  30. The room is filled of laughter.

Answers:

  1. She is allergic to pollen.

  2. The team consists of experienced players.

  3. He is obsessed with his smartphone.

  4. The keys are located on the kitchen counter.

  5. We need to be aware of our surroundings.

  6. The cat is hiding under the bed.

  7. She is interested in learning new languages.

  8. The report provides information from various sources.

  9. He is proud of his achievements.

  10. The movie is based on a true story.

  11. We are excited about our upcoming vacation.

  12. The company is focused on customer satisfaction.

  13. The teacher is responsible for the students' progress.

  14. The concert will take place in the auditorium.

  15. The package is delivered to the wrong address.

  16. She is skilled at playing the piano.

  17. The restaurant is famous for its delicious desserts.

  18. He is confident in his ability to solve problems.

  19. The presentation is related to important topics.

  20. The cat jumped off the roof.

  21. They are dependent on each other.

  22. The solution lies in cooperation.

  23. The recipe calls for fresh ingredients.

  24. The movie was adapted from a bestselling novel.

  25. The sculpture is made by a famous artist.

  26. The team is committed to achieving success.

  27. The photo captures a moment in time.

  28. The event is scheduled for Friday.

  29. The job requires expertise in financial analysis.

  30. The room is filled with laughter.


Identify the incorrect preposition in each sentence and provide the correct one.

  1. She is proficient for three languages.

  2. The cat jumped down of the table.

  3. The project is dependent in various factors.

  4. The artist painted a portrait by his mother.

  5. The company specializes for marketing strategies.

  6. The student is worried from her upcoming exams.

  7. We are excited in our new house.

  8. The novel is based at a true story.

  9. The professor is knowledgeable about the subject.

  10. The concert will take place on the park.

  11. He is envious from his colleague's success.

  12. The team is confident on winning the championship.

  13. The new software is compatible in multiple devices.

  14. The conference is scheduled at Monday.

  15. The recipe calls from fresh ingredients.

  16. The photographer captured a moment in history.

  17. The job requires expertise with computer programming.

  18. The manager is responsible on the project's success.

  19. The book is adapted by a classic novel.

  20. The company is focused for customer satisfaction.

  21. The car is parked in front the building.

  22. The students are passionate on their research.

  23. The movie is directed of a famous director.

  24. The team is committed to achieving its goals.

  25. The document is related with important information.

  26. The musician is skilled in playing multiple instruments.

  27. The event is happening in Friday.

  28. The solution lies at cooperation.

  29. She is allergic of cats.

  30. The children are dependent from their parents.

Answers:

  1. She is proficient in three languages.

  2. The cat jumped down off the table.

  3. The project is dependent on various factors.

  4. The artist painted a portrait of his mother.

  5. The company specializes in marketing strategies.

  6. The student is worried about her upcoming exams.

  7. We are excited about our new house.

  8. The novel is based on a true story.

  9. The professor is knowledgeable about the subject.

  10. The concert will take place in the park.

  11. He is envious of his colleague's success.

  12. The team is confident of winning the championship.

  13. The new software is compatible with multiple devices.

  14. The conference is scheduled for Monday.

  15. The recipe calls for fresh ingredients.

  16. The photographer captured a moment in history.

  17. The job requires expertise in computer programming.

  18. The manager is responsible for the project's success.

  19. The book is adapted from a classic novel.

  20. The company is focused on customer satisfaction.

  21. The car is parked in front of the building.

  22. The students are passionate about their research.

  23. The movie is directed by a famous director.

  24. The team is committed to achieving its goals.

  25. The document is related to important information.

  26. The musician is skilled at playing multiple instruments.

  27. The event is happening on Friday.

  28. The solution lies in cooperation.

  29. She is allergic to cats.

  30. The children are dependent on their parents.



Identify the unnecessary preposition in each sentence and suggest the correct version without it.

  1. She is waiting for outside the building.

  2. The book is on the table over there.

  3. He is proficient with playing the guitar.

  4. The cat jumped up onto the roof.

  5. The team is discussing the project about in the conference room.

  6. The car is parked in in front of the house.

  7. They are interested in about joining the club.

  8. The student is confused about on the topic.

  9. The party will be held in at the community center.

  10. He excels at in solving mathematical problems.

  11. The concert will take place at on the stadium.

  12. She is afraid of from spiders.

  13. We need to plan for for the upcoming event.

  14. He is skilled at in playing the piano.

  15. The company is known for for its excellent customer service.

  16. The report provides insights in on market trends.

  17. The artist is famous for for creating beautiful sculptures.

  18. The children are excited for about the field trip.

  19. The manager is experienced in with project management.

  20. The recipe calls for for fresh ingredients.

Answers:

  1. She is waiting outside the building.

  2. The book is on the table there.

  3. He is proficient playing the guitar.

  4. The cat jumped onto the roof.

  5. The team is discussing the project in the conference room.

  6. The car is parked in front of the house.

  7. They are interested in joining the club.

  8. The student is confused on the topic.

  9. The party will be held at the community center.

  10. He excels in solving mathematical problems.

  11. The concert will take place at the stadium.

  12. She is afraid of spiders.

  13. We need to plan for the upcoming event.

  14. He is skilled at playing the piano.

  15. The company is known for its excellent customer service.

  16. The report provides insights on market trends.

  17. The artist is famous for creating beautiful sculptures.

  18. The children are excited about the field trip.

  19. The manager is experienced with project management.

  20. The recipe calls for fresh ingredients.

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