Words and Prepositions



Words and Prepositions :



Confident :

Example Sentences :

1. I am quite confident of getting over this crisis.
2. I have great confidence in pulling through this difficulty.



Contrast to :
Contrast with :
Contrast between :

Example Sentences :

Ram is an I.A.S. officer.
His brother is a worker in a factory.
What a contrast!
What a contrast between them!

Meanings :

The comparison of objects or situations those are dissimilar, especially, to show difference

Example Sentences :

1. Such a contrast between brother and sister is rather surprising.

2. In contrast to your belief, that we will not succeed, we are confident of fine success.

3. His behaviour is somewhat sober now, if it is contrasted with his past conduct.



Derogate : (verb)

Derogate from :

Meanings :

1. To lessen (a valuable quality or a right)
2. To detract form

Derogatory : (adjective)

Meanings :

1. Showing or causing dislike or lack of respect

Example Sentences :

1. The vulgar attack of the opposition on the Prime Minister is not likely to derogate him from his honour. But the Prime Minister never said or did anything derogatory to his high position.



Descend : (verb)

Meanings :

1. to come
2. to fall or sink from a higher to a lower level
3. to go down

Descendant of – noun

Meanings : 1. a person (or animal) that has another as grand father or grand mother or great-grand father

Example Sentences :

1. I am a descendant of Nallan Chakravarthy.
2. She is a descendant of Rani Shoba.

Descended from

Meanings :

1. Having the stated person or animal as grandfather or grandmother or great-grand father

Example Sentences :

1. He claims to be descended from Lord Rama's Royal family.

2. Mr. Clanius is descended from a colonial family.

3. French is descended from Latin.

4. The minister descended to a trick to accomplish his purpose.



Desire for : (nour)

Example Sentences :

1. I have a wonderful desire for international fame by winning Nobel Prize for literature.

2. I am desirous of going round the world on foot.

3. Do you feel equal to ascending that mountain?

4. She is not equal to her brother in performing such tricks.



Equal : (adjective) (in, to, with) (size, number, value, rank)

Meanings :

Having enough strength or ability

Example Sentences :

1. The two squares are equal in size.
2. Mr. Bradman is quite equal to the task of running the office.
3. I had to address a huge gathering and I proved quite equal to the occasion.
4. Women demand equal pay for equal work.
5. The minister as well as his assistants is to be blamed equally with vehemence.



Except : (preposition)

Meanings :

1. not including
2. leaving out
3. but not

Example Sentences :

1. Everyone was tired except me.

Except for :

Meanings :

1. apart from
2. with the excepting of

Example Sentences :

1. Except for me there was no one present in the meeting.

2. The busy road was unusually empty except for a few buses.

3. She would have left her husband years ago except for the children.

Exception - (noun) - (to) - (a case of)

Meanings :

1. excepting
2. being excepted
3. take exception (to) to be offended / made angry by

Example Sentences :

1. I took exception to the indecent remarks made by the speaker.
2. With the exception of my son, everyone took part in the game.
3. I take exception to your vulgar remark.



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