English Language Learning




Adjectives and Prepositions

nice / kind / good / stupid / silly / intelligent / clever / sensible / (im)polite / rude / unreasonable OF someone (to do something)

Thank you it was very nice / kind of you to help me. It's stupid of her to go out without a coat.

nice / kind / good / (im)polite / rude / (un)pleasant / (un)friendly / cruel TO someone

She has always been very nice / kind to me. Why are you so rude / unfriendly to Ann?

angry / furious ABOUT something / WITH someone / FOR something

Why are you so angry about it? They were furious with me for not inviting them to my party.

pleased / disappointed / satisfied WITH something

I was pleased with the present you gave me. Were you disappointed with your examination results?

bored / fed up WITH something

You get bored / fed up with doing the same thing every day.

surprised / shocked / amazed / astonished AT / BY something

Everyone was surprised by /at the news.

excited / worried / upset ABOUT something

Are you excited about going on holiday next week?

afraid / scared / frightened / terrified OF someone / something

Are you afraid of dogs?

proud / ashamed OF someone / something

I'm not ashamed of what I did.

good / bad / excellent / brilliant / hopeless AT (doing) something

I'm not very good at repairing things.

married TO someone (Linda is married to an American.)

sorry ABOUT something (I'm sorry about the noise last night.)

sorry FOR doing something (I'm sorry for shouting at you yesterday.)

be / feel sorry FOR someone (I feel sorry for George.)

famous FOR something (Florence is famous for its art treasures.)

responsible FOR something (Who was responsible for this noise last night?)

interested IN something (Are you interested in art?)

fond OF something / someone (Mary is fond of animals.)

full OF something (The letter was full of mistakes.)

short OF something (I'm a bit short of money.)

keen ON something (We stayed at home because Mary wasn't very keen on going out in the rain.)

similar TO something (Your writing is similar to mine.)

crowded WITH (people,...) (The city was crowded with tourists.)



Adjectives with prepositions - Exercise 1

Adjectives with prepositions - Exercise 2

Adjectives with prepositions - Exercise 3