Verb + preposition 1  about/ for/ of/ after

投稿者: | 2017年4月21日

Verb + preposition 1  about/ for/ of/ after

動詞プラス前置詞 (about/ for/ of/ after)編



talk/ read/ know ABOUTtell 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

If you’re worried about the problem, you should do something about it.



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.



wait FOR

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

  1. like something (usually negative sentences)

I don’t care for very hot weather. (= I don’t like…)


  1. 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.

I’ll take care of the travel arrangements. You don’t need to do anything.


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.


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