Grammar Skills



Grammar Skills : Words and Prepositions



Fond : (adjective)

1. I am fond of my children.
2. Every mother has great fondness for her children.



Found - (verb)

Meanings :

1. to start the building or development of establish

Example Sentences :

1. The Aryans founded a great city on the banks of the river Ganges.
2. The company was founded in 1985.

Found on : (often in passive voice)
Found upon : (often in passive voice)

Meanings :

1. To provide with a base

Example Sentences :

1. The rumour that Narayan has gone bankrupt is without foundation.
2. The rumour was completely without foundation.
3. The rumour had no foundation in fact.
4. The drama, Lava Kusa, is founded on an episode in the Ramayana.
5. It has, however, no foundation in fact.



Hinder from :

Meanings :

1. to stop or delay the advance or development of (a person or activity)
2. to prevent or get in the way of
3. to obstruct

Example Sentences :

1. No one can hinder me from marrying her.
2. The government policy is a great hindrance to the progress of business people.



Infatuated with - (adjective) - (derogatory) [of a person]

Meanings :

1. Filled with a strong unreasonable, longstanding feeling or love

Example Sentences :

1. The girl is really infatuated with that boy next door.

Infatuation for :

Meanings :

A state or period of being infatuated

Example Sentences :

1. It's only an infatuation, she’ll get over.
2. His infatuation for the girl friend landed him in trouble.
3. I have no liking for playing cards.
4. My dislike to the idle rich is well-known.
5. He is always neglectful of his duties.
6. The manager was found negligent in maintaining cash book.
7. Some ministers are partial to their community people.
8. I am very partial to cream cakes.



Partial - (adjective)

Meanings :

1. not complete
2. showing special favour to one person or side especially in a way that is unfair having a strong feeling for

Partially : being partial

Example Sentences :

1. I have a partiality for cream cakes.



Prejudice : (noun) - against (or) in favour of

Meanings :

an unfair and often unfavourable feeling or opinion formed without thinking deeply and clearly or without enough knowledge and sometimes resulting from fear or distrust of ideas different from one's own

Example Sentences :

1. The members have been accusing the chairman that he has some prejudice against his women employees.

2. He continued to smoke to the prejudice of his health.

3. We accept this interim settlement without prejudice to our claim for a full settlement later on. We still keep our right to such a claim.

Prejudicial to - (adjective)

Meanings :

1. Harmful

Example Sentences :

1. Too much smoking is prejudicial to health.



Prepared - (adjective)

Meanings :

1. made in advance

Prepared for :

Example Sentences :

1. I wasn't prepared for such a large bill.

Preparatory to :

Meanings :

1. done in order to get ready for something
2. as a preparation for
3. before

Example Sentences :

1. There had been several meetings preparatory to signing the contract.
2. Have you made any preparation for your examination?
3. The book is not available. It is still in preparation.
4. I am always prepared for the worst.
5. I was prepared for that piquant situation also.

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