Verb + preposition 1 about/ for/ of/ after
動詞プラス前置詞 (about/ for/ of/ after)編
talk/ read/ know ABOUT, tell somebody ABOUT
We talked about a lot of things at the meeting.
have a discussion ABOUT something, but discuss something (no preposition)
We had a discussion about what we should do.
We discussed a lot of things at the meeting.
do something ABOUT something
ask (somebody) FOR
I sent an email to the company asking them for more information about the job.
I asked him the way to…, She asked me my name. (no preposition)
Don’t ask me for money.
apply (TO a person, a company etc.) FOR a job
I’ve applied for a job at the factory. I don’t know if I’ll get it.
I’ve applied to three colleges. I hope one of them accepts me.
Don’t wait for me. I’ll join you later.
search (a person, a place, a bag etc.) FOR
I’ve searched the house for my keys, but I still can’t find them.
leave (a place) FOR another place
I haven’t seen her since she left (home) for the office this morning.
Care about, care for and take care of
care ABOUT somebody/ something = think that somebody/ something is important
He’s very selfish. He doesn’t care about other people.
We say ‘care what/ where/ how…’ etc. (without about)
You can do what you like. I don’t care what you do.
care FOR somebody/ something
- like something (usually negative sentences)
I don’t care for very hot weather. (= I don’t like…)
- look after somebody
Alan is 85 and lives alone. He needs somebody to care for him.
take care OF…= look after, keep safe, take responsibility for
Don’t worry about me. I can’t take care of myself.
Look for and look after
look FOR… = search for, try to find
I’ve lost my keys. Can you help me to look for them?
look AFTER…= take care of, keep safe or in good condition
Alan is 85 and lives alone. He needs somebody to look after him.
You can borrow this book, but you must promise to look after it.